Generocity contributor Brandon Dorfman takes a deep dive into how poverty manifests in Philadelphia, and the unprecedented coalition that has committed to lift 100,000 Philadelphians out of it in the next five years.
“We cannot let a lack of ethics, we cannot allow crooks [to] get involved in this industry,” he continued. “It costs too much time and too much work to open the industry to legalize it, so we have to make sure that this is a long-lasting industry and economic sector, and not a gold rush.”
“I got into the [cannabis] industry because I was trying to grow plants to save my life,” Mike […]
“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.
Positive T.A. Nelson, a former seven-term senator and the current Commissioner of Agriculture of the U.S. Virgin Islands tried several times to pass legislation legalizing medical cannabis before he was ultimately successful this past January. After a long-fought battle, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. finally signed into law the Virgin Islands Medicinal Cannabis Care Act.
Carbajal is the Executive Director of The Social Impact Center, a 501(c)(3) out of Los Angeles that, in her own words is a hub for organizers and serves as a bridge between government, grassroots, industry, and people. The group empowers underserved communities by developing leaders through education, storytelling, and community building.
Corporate culture is dominating the cannabis space these days, and of the many down-level effects that shift is placing on the industry, none can be felt more than the decline of women. As Marijuana Business Daily reported a few years back, in just two short years, from 2015 to 2017 the number of women in the industry fell from 36 percent to 27 percent.
In 1994, the disgraced former aide to Richard Nixon and a key figure in the Watergate scandal John Ehrlichman made a startling admission about the War on Drugs to writer and reporter Dan Baum —startling not so much for its content, which many had long suspected, but for the nonchalant attitude in which Ehrlichman delivered it.
“Also, a funny story that takes a half-hour to tell so I won’t tell it other than to say I attracted a cease and desist letter from the US Secret Service for stamping “I Grew Hemp” on all of the dollar bills coming out of George Washington’s mouth,” recalled Joy Beckerman about her early days as an advocate for hemp.