It's Time To Make The Cannabis Industry More Diverse

The growth of the cannabis industry is encouraging to anyone who supports legalization. Recent reports have found that the sale of legal cannabis this year alone will bring in a whopping $7.1-billion – representing a 25 percent increase from the year before - while other forecasts indicate that cannabis sales could yield as much as $23 billion by the year 2020.

With the burgeoning inclusion of other business people – such as venture capitalists and entertainers launching their own brands of cannabis products – there has never been a more encouraging time to successfully enter the legal cannabis industry.

Yet despite the myriad of opportunities presented by the fledgling industry, they are not equally available to all Americans. Non-white Americans remain disproportionately unrepresented in the cannabis sphere – and if history is any guide, their inclusion will require a sustained push by activists and business leaders alike to alter the...

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