Black Money Business Jobs : Why Blacks aren't getting into the Lucrative Cannabis Business

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    BLACKS LOCKED OUT OF LEGAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY IN MARYLAND & MANY OTHER STATES



    Maryland is expected to rake in some serious dough through legal marijuana starting in 2017. It has been estimated that the cannabis industry in the state could reach $60 million by 2020. And considering that the African-American/Black community makes up 30.5 percent of the population, one would assume local Black entrepreneurs will be cashing in as well. Unfortunately not.

    “Maryland set up its legal medical marijuana industry with hopes of racial diversity and equity in spreading profits, but none of the 15 companies cleared this week for potentially lucrative growing licenses are led by African Americans,” reported the Washington Post ...


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    Blacks Locked Out Of Legal Marijuana Industry In Maryland & Many Other States

    The War on Drugs is adversely affecting Blacks trying to enter the growing medical marijuana sector.
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    For African-American families hit hard by the war on drugs, pot comes out of the shadows, but slowly

    ... For Horton, who grew up mostly in Virginia and South Carolina, this warning was more than just a hypothetical. His father had spent time in prison for a marijuana-related charge, and the consequences of that experience weighed heavily on his family ...

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    For African-American families hit hard by the war on drugs, pot comes out of the shadows, but slowly

    Jesce Horton still remembers the advice his father often imparted to him while he was growing up. Marijuana, said the 34-year-old Horton, was always a big part of those conversations. For Horton, who grew up mostly in Virginia and South...
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    Jesce Horton is the owner of Panacea Valley Gardens, a cultivation center and boutique edibles line serving cannabis patients in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Robbie McClaran/Redux for Yahoo News)




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    Melissa Etheridge: ‘I’d Much Rather Have a Smoke With My Grown Kids Than a Drink’

    Melissa Etheridge is best known as a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, but lately she’s been making a name for herself as a fierce cannabis advocate. The mother of four has been smoking marijuana recreationally since she was 21 but didn’t learn of its medicinal benefits until years later when she was battling cancer; she’s been a proponent of the herb ever since ...

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    Melissa Etheridge: ‘I’d Much Rather Have a Smoke With My Grown Kids Than a Drink’

    The singer has been smoking marijuana recreationally since 21 but didn’t learn of its medicinal benefits until years later when she was battling cancer.
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    Why 4/20 became a pot smoker’s holiday

    The calendar may take no notice of April 20, but for marijuana users around the world, it’s an annual day of pot celebration closer to, say, Stoner’s Christmas.
    According to High Times magazine, the idea to honor marijuana on April 20 started in 1990, when a group of Deadheads in Oakland, Calif., sent out flyers inviting people to meet and smoke “420” at 4:20 p.m. on 4/20 — the earliest known record of celebrating pot on that day ...

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    Why 4/20 became a pot smoker’s holiday

    No one knows for sure how the most important date on the marijuana user calendar came to pass. But weed enthusiasts have no shortage of theories.
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    A man smokes marijuana during a 4/20 celebration in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in 2010. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


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    'Joint Session' of Congress on '4/20'

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    Some cities, states help minorities enter marijuana industry

    ... Now Oakland and other cities and states with legal pot are trying to make up for the toll marijuana enforcement took on minorities by giving them a better shot at joining the growing marijuana industry. African-Americans made up 83 percent of cannabis arrests in Oakland in the year Shavers was arrested ...

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    In this photo taken Thursday, May 11, 2017, Andre Shavers, who runs a marijuana delivery business, walks up a street in Oakland, Calif. The City of Oakland is prodding cannabis businesses to pair with minority applicants if they want a license to sell, manufacture, cultivate or distribute weed in 2018 as part of California's massive expansion of legal cannabis. Eric Risberg AP Photo



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    Rev. Al Sharpton Calls For More Diversity In White-Dominated Weed Industry
    “Just because I don’t use marijuana as a Minister, does not mean I have the right to impose my moral values on others.”


    Rev. Al Sharpton says he does not personally consume marijuana, but that’s not stopping him from calling for more black representation in the white-dominated weed industry.

    Sharpton, a prominent civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network, will be the keynote speaker at the Cannabis World Congress Business Exposition in New York on Friday. The event will mark the first time Sharpton will speak publicly about the decriminalization of marijuana use and call for an increase in diversity and better inclusion of people of color within the industry ...

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    Rev. Al Sharpton Calls For More Diversity In White-Dominated Weed Industry

    “Just because I don’t use marijuana as a Minister, does not mean I have the right to impose my moral values on others."
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