Firm | January 15, 2024

In Reflection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we remember the tireless fight for equality and justice for all. Dr. King’s non-violent movement towards a more equitable society inspires us to continue pursuing his dream in various arenas, including the cannabis industry and our community.

The history of cannabis prohibition is deeply intertwined with racial injustice. From discriminatory application of laws to disproportionate incarceration rates, especially among Black and Brown communities, The War on Drugs is a glaring example of systemic inequality.

As a cannabis law firm, we are committed to dismantling these injustices and building a fairer future for all. We do this by:

Advocating for equitable cannabis policies.

Promoting diversity and inclusion within the industry.

Dr. King’s words, “The time is always right to do what is right,” resonate deeply with us today. While we have made progress, the fight for a truly just and equitable cannabis industry continues. We invite you to join us in honoring Dr. King’s legacy by working towards a future where everyone, regardless of race or background, can benefit from the responsible and legal cannabis market.

Here are cannabis equity-focused organizations to support:

  • NuProject
    • NuProject works to build generational wealth via the legal cannabis industry for the communities most harmed by cannabis criminalization – Black, Indigenous, and Latina/o/x communities. NuProject helps diverse entrepreneurs grow their cannabis businesses by providing funding, financial coaching, and network connections NuProject has funded more than $2.3M in loans and grants and delivered nearly 2000 hours of entrepreneur coaching to a network of 135 founders.
  • Prosper Portland (SEED Program)
    • The SEED grant provides funds for social equity and economic development projects, programs, and services. The City of Portland’s Office of Community and Civic Life launched the program in 2017 as the Cannabis Social Equity Grant. The program is funded annually by recreational cannabis tax revenue from Ballot Measure 26-180 passed in 2016. This tax revenue is intended to support communities that have been disproportionately harmed by more than 80 years of cannabis prohibition, specifically Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).
  • Wyld cannabis products
    • A multi-state cannabis operator investing into all forms of racial and social equity and sustainability.

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