Month: September 2021

Weedsday Playlist: Cannabis Educator Sara Payan Shares 5 Songs for Your Next Smoke Sesh

Sara Payan is a nationally recognized and award-winning cannabis educator, speaker, public policy advocate and writer. She is the Public Education Officer for The Apothecarium in San Francisco, a member of the San Francisco Cannabis Oversight Committee and was vice-chair of the San Francisco Cannabis State Legalization Task Force. With over 14,000 hours of hands-on experiential medical cannabis patient research, …

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Achieving True Social Equity Requires Changing the Cannabis Culture

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It’s no secret the cannabis industry is off-balance when it comes to people of color and business ownership. In 2017, an estimated 12 percent of cannabis businesses were Black-, Latin-, or Asian-owned, and the percentage hasn’t increased much since then. A legalized market has created massive career and entrepreneurial opportunities, but less than a third of the thirty-six states where …

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