To understand your role and importance in the Hemp and Cannabis industry, you must first look back at our ancestors contributions during times of enslavement. We were the farmers and producers of hemp clothing, rope, twine and local needs.
Almost two centuries later, America would use its media influence to criminalize a plant that inspired generations of successful Black entrepreneurs.
Decades later, America would periodically legalize this plant for recreational and medial use, with no accountability to the racist policies that caused mass incarceration and further debilitation of Black Americans.
Years later, with nearly 90% of the cannabis industry owned and operated by white businesses, states would enact social equity programs to spare small percentages of cannabis licenses to women and minority-owned businesses.