Updated: May 25
Yes, it is true that black entrepreneurs face challenges in joining the legal weed industry. According to a report by Leafly’s Jobs Report 2021, the legal cannabis industry supports more than 321,000 full-time jobs; Black cannabis entrepreneurs make up less than 2% of the nation’s cannabis.
However, many states now have ‘social equity’ provisions that give people and communities most impacted by the war on drugs preference in licensing. This is good news for black entrepreneurs who want to join the legal weed industry.