Culture

Culture

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.

Jul 8, 2015 - HERB

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.


Share This

Related Articles

Do we have to stop saying “stoner” to get rid of stoner stigma?

Stoner Stigma: Is “Stoner” a Bad Word in the Age of Cannabis Legalization?


If you are looking for something to calm your mind, these are the vape pens for you.

Side View Of Young Woman Smoking vape By Wall At Night

Comments

Stay in the loop

Exclusive deals, original content.
Delivered to you.