Category Archives: social justice

The Roll-up bonus episode: ‘Seeds of Change’ author Janessa Bailey

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Bruce talks with Leafly Culture Editor Janessa Bailey about Seeds of Change: Strategies to create an equitable cannabis industry, a new report that takes a multifaceted look at the the cannabis industry and social justice. The report introduces the Leafly Equity Score, which assesses the progress of individual states in implementing the policies that create […]

How to choose the right community for your cannabis business

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This article is the second in a series called, “So you want to start a canna biz?” created in partnership with Good Tree Capital. Today, we’ll focus on picking the right place for your weed business. How to choose a place for your cannabis business in 3 steps: Determine where you’re allowed to go Learn […]

Illinois city uses weed sales tax for reparations


Evanston, Illinois, becomes the first US city to use marijuana taxes to restore the Black community The city of Evanston, IL, has committed to correcting its historical harms with reparations financed by a local tax on legal cannabis sales. Extensive study and advocacy by 5th Ward Alderwoman Robin Rue Simmons and local historian Dino Robinson […]

How to show up for women and minorities in cannabis

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There are 28 days in February dedicated to honoring the Black community, and 31 in March to honor women. But that isn’t enough. We must actively choose to support women and minorities in cannabis 24/7/365. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of thinking that women face one set of problems while people of color […]