The fact that we own such a small part of the cannabis industry is extra problematic because we have such a profound history with this plant. There are accounts of the water pipe for cannabis use being invented by our people in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite the credit being given to others. On the other hand, there are accounts of our ancestors carrying cannabis seeds in their garments across the Atlantic as they were shackled to ships made partially of hemp so they could work for free in hemp farms in America. So basically, we were innovators in this industry many years ago only for the plant to be weaponized against us so others could become rich while we remain poor, overworked and underappreciated. So why are we letting them have this industry??? There’s not much time before the industry is fully formed, fully legalized and we’re left out once again. So if winning is in our future, we have to take it TODAY!
Let’s make this industry our reparations and build generational wealth and health in our community.