Social Equity

Social Equity

Washington Social Equity Licenses

Washington Social Equity Cannabis License Application

Soon a Washington Social Equity Cannabis License Application will be released to the public. The Washington State Legislature passed E2SHB 2870, which established a cannabis social equity program. The Social Equity in Cannabis Task Force will develop policies and recommendations to improve social equity in the cannabis industry licensing process as part of the program. …

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R3 Grants in Illinois

R3 Program & Grants in Illinois

R3 Program & Grants in Illinois The R3 Program gives Grants in Illinois were created as a way to right some of the wrongs of the War on Drugs. It has recently been announced that, as of May 19, 2020, Illinois allotted $31.5 million in tax revenue for the R3 program. If you are a …

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How to Run a Cannabis Co-op Chicago Cannabis Company

How to Run a Cannabis Co-Op

How to Run a Cannabis Co-op “How to run a cannabis co-op?” is a great question to ask yourself if you’re interested in a more equitable model of running your cannabis business. Cannabis cooperatives and collectives are gaining popularity – and for good reason! They’re worker-owned, equity-focused, and champion cooperation and collaboration which usually yields …

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Winning Cannabis License

Top 10 Things to Know About Competitive Cannabis Licenses

10 Things to Know When Applying for a Cannabis License Winning a cannabis license in Illinois is a game of chance, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your absolute best foot forward. Over the last few months, Cannabis lawyer Tom Howard has completed dozens of cannabis applications for hopeful entrepreneurs. Today, Tom is sharing …

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Cannabis Community for Women

Finding Your Cannabis Community This cannabis community for women has morphed into much more since it was founded in the mid 2010’s. Tokeativity was founded in 2016 amidst a historic women’s movement that impacted every industry from entertainment to journalism. Organizations like Women Grow and Illinois Women in Cannabis are cultivating similar experiences for women. …

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Cannabis Social Equity The Cannabis Alliance

Social Equity and Changing the Stigma

How to Make the Cannabis Industry Stronger Social equity in the cannabis industry is an absolute necessity when developing legislation. The cannabis industry is still in its nascent stage which is why it’s important to challenge any wrong doings now. This week we were joined by Caitlein Ryan and Kristin Baldwin from The Cannabis Alliance …

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Black-Owned Dispensaries

Black Owned Dispensaries

Supporting Black-Owned Dispensaries Black-owned dispensaries and businesses need support because it’s obvious – the cannabis industry is disproportionately run by white people. According to BuzzFeed, in 2016 of the 3,600 dispensaries only 1% were owned by Black folk. If legislation doesn’t give black and brown people a fair chance to own a cannabis business (though …

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Illinois Women in Cannabis

Illinois Women in Cannabis

Diversity in the Cannabis Space Illinois Women in Cannabis is an organization dedicated to connecting, educating, and supporting diversity in the cannabis industry. According to MJBizDaily, 37% of senior-level jobs at cannabis businesses are held by women which is 43% higher than the national average of 21% for all businesses in America. This week Tom …

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