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ACHEM Second Annual Global Health Summit Highlights The BIPOC Cannabis Legacy

From The Weed Blog by Leah Maurer June 17 2022 Cannabis has been used as a medicine for millennia, embedded in the cultural practices of people of color from around the world. From June 20-21, 2022, the Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine (ACHEM), a nonprofit medical association advancing and supporting Black,…

The Woman Advocating For Communities of Color to Benefit From the Cannabis ‘Green Rush,’ One Glass Pipe at a Time

An interview with Kristina Lopez Adduci, cannabis entrepreneur From Jezebel by Shannon Melero June 23 2021 Kristina Lopez Adduci, the Jersey-born Puerto Rican founder of a cannabis accessory company called House of Puff, has long believed in the usefulness of cannabis, and she has built her business to highlight the beauty…

Support businesses, promote healing

Survey shows most Manitobans see private-sector inclusion of Indigenous firms as important path forward From Winnipeg Free Press by Temur Durrani June 19 2021 Seven out of 10 Manitobans believe private-sector support for Indigenous businesses is an important pathway to healing Canada’s relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.…

OPINION: Black Founders in Cannabis and Psychedelics Are Changing How We Think About Drugs

How they’ve overcome the stigma and their thoughts on what future entrepreneurs can do to get a head start in the business. From Green Entrepreneur by Leland Radovanovic June 18 2021 It bears repeating that the drug war in the U.S., which arguably got its training wheels in 1875 when…

City Of Portland Approves $1.8M In Cannabis Equity, Restorative Justice & Community Reinvestment Grants

From The Weed Blog by Leah Maurer May 21 2021 As the cannabis legalization movement continues to gain traction and create policy change, it is essential that equity and social justice be placed at the front of the conversation, not as an afterthought. The work that is happening in Oregon…