Creating Opportunity for People of Color in the Cannabis Industry
Creating Opportunity for People of Color in the Cannabis Industry as Vivian McPeak talks to Rashaan Everett, the owner, and CEO of Good Tree.
Rashaan discusses how they are taking the first step in leveling the playing field through the legal distribution of medical marijuana. According to an investigative report by Buzzfeed, only 1 percent (fewer than three dozen) of the 3,200 to 3,600 marijuana dispensaries in America are black-owned. Outside of the celebrity-endorsed bud brands, there are just a handful of everyday black folk who have been successful in opening up a cannabis company of their own or attaining leadership positions for existing weed businesses.