Category Archives: social equity

How One Social Equity Advocate Helped Land $4 Million To Rectify Colorado’s War On Drugs

In Colorado, approximately 87% of cannabis business owners identify as white. But in the first state to legalize adult-use marijuana sales, that figure might finally drop with the state dedicating $4 million in new funding to advance industry involvement for communities negatively affected by the War on Drugs. Originally conceived as the Cannabis Opportunity Program […]

All About Playboy’s Cannabis Law Reform Advocacy And Social Equity Grants

Famed publisher Playboy has been expanding into many other verticals in recent years, incorporating branded products, gaming and hospitality offerings into its portfolio. Most recently, the company entered the CBD market with the launch of a line of products focused on boosting sexual pleasure. Taking yet another step into the cannabis space, Playboy announced in […]

One Nation Under A Groove (In a Divided US, Cannabis Brings Us All Together)

CANNABIS CULTURE –  “In reality, who won big on election night? Definitely cannabis,” according to Partner and Chair of the cannabis practice at Greenspoon Marder Law Firm, Rachel K Gillette. “Cannabis is an issue that unites all political persuasions.”  Partner and Chair of the cannabis practice at Greenspoon Marder Law Firm, Rachel K Gillette Recreational […]

The Critical Importance Of Social Equity In The Cannabis Industry

What happens when a movement becomes an industry? That’s precisely what’s playing out every day in the commercial regulated cannabis market. It’s important to consider how the cannabis industry has a more profound burden and responsibility to social equity than other industries. It’s no secret that the prohibition of cannabis disproportionately and adversely impacted people […]