culture | 01.01.2022

6 Reasons Why More African-Americans Are Not In The Cannabis Industry

Racial implications within the United States are no mystery as their prevalence grows increasingly apparent. Turns out, the cannabis industry is not exempt.

Racial implications within the United States are no mystery, their prevalence growing increasingly apparent with ubiquitous race-targeted crime and injustice. Turns out, the cannabis industry is not exempt.

Why? It comes down to the fundamental disadvantages minorities are faced with in America:

  1. Political under-representation
  2. Discriminatory drug-related criminal charges
  3. Inequitable distribution of wealth
  4. Residential stratification
  5. Age-old public stigma
  6. Disproportionate vulnerability under the looming federal threat

To see exactly how these factors play into the encompassing challenge minorities face entering into the cannabis industry, watch the short video below from NBC News.

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