Minorities for Medical Marijuana’s CEO and Founder Roz McCarthy spoke to the skepticism people of color have towards the cannabis industry at the CWCBExpo in New York City

“As you know there’s always been a disparity in regards to incarceration, in regards to the War on Drugs for people of color,” Roz McCarthy, Founder and CEO of Minorities for Medical Marijuana told PotNetwork News recently at the Cannabis World Congress and Exposition.

“Imagine now telling these same individuals that cannabis is now able to be utilized for your healthcare problems; imagine how skeptical you’re going to be about that.”

Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Inc. is a non-profit organization based out of Florida; a 501(c)(3) with a full executive team “committed to cultivating a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought, experience and opportunities are valued, respected, appreciated and celebrated.” Founded in 2016, the organization has 23 state chapter locations across the U.S. and holds all sorts of advocacy, outreach, and training events to promote its mission of reform in the medical cannabis space.

McCarthy, who is also the CEO of The Genesis Group and an Advisory Board member of the CWCBExpo stressed, above all else, the need for equality of ideas in the minority community when it comes to cannabis. It’s important for her to speak on issues that affect people of color she noted, but people of color should have the opportunity to speak about so much more.