bipoc cannabis by Neimra Coulibaly October 5, 2021
Starting next Saturday, October 9 through Sunday, October 10, The Working Group Coalition, FireHouse Harlem, the Harlem Business Alliance, and Our Academy are hosting a free Social Equity In New York Cannabis event.
According to the New York Times, state lawmakers approved a bill that would legalize the recreational use of cannabis.
With the rise of state legalization of marijuana across the country, we should all take some time to understand what this means for racial disparities for those who may want to take entrepreneurship venture in the cannabis field.
This event will be hosted at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx, The Harlem Business Alliance in Harlem, and Gifted Bk in Brooklyn. At these locations teaching guests about social equity in cannabis laws will be the objective.
This event is also meant to help shape perspectives when it comes to the laws in New York to make sure their equitable access is available to all regarding entrepreneurship within the cannabis industry.
The Cannabis Social Equity Policy Handbook is a document that highlights the known barriers in entering the cannabis business. It also points out the barriers to operating cannabis businesses.
This Handbook has information that delivers actionable baseline guides for the creates of social equity programs and frameworks. There are also action steps for folks who want to effectively advocate for comprehensive social equity programs in their local and state government
This will be an event filled with great leaders in the field like Kika Keith, CEO of Gorilla RX Dispensary, which makes her the first Black-woman-owned dispensary in LA.
This event is something that can help push the conversation further when it comes to social equity in America.