Cannabis is positioned to create billions of dollars in revenue. For contemporary White men, this will serve as entry to generational wealth. For many Black and Brown men it served as an initiation to systems of criminal justice. Dr. Grant shares why social entrepreneurship is the only remedy.
America has not seen a new industry like that of cannabis since the inception of the internet. The internet changed the domestic commerce chain and international relations in a way that no one expected. The cannabis industry is positioned to perform in a very similar manner, creating billions of dollars of revenue across a myriad of relevant domains. One significant difference is that the internet has never been illegal or served as a partner in the business continuity model of disenfranchising Black and Brown men. An exploration of the contemporary legislative, cultural and systemic shifts related to the cannabis industry is critical to remedy the systemic disenfranchisement that creates disproportionality for many men of color. It will be the responsibility of social entrepreneurs to lead the charge in creating a space where these men gain reprieve for a legal shift that was largely created to maintain their disenfranchisement.
- Friday — July 12, 2019
8:15AM - 9:30AM
- Cross Campus
85 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
Friday Morning Coffee Meetup
Friday Morning Coffee Meetup is a weekly speaker series that highlights local innovators and provides the local community an inside look on the innovation happening in our city.