Patriot Act has a devastating take on the lack of diversity in the cannabis industry

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Not-enough-colour and not-enough-women are familiar, frustrated refrains in the cannabis industry. Subscribe to the Cannabis Post newsletter for weekly insights into the industry, what insiders will be talking about and content from across the Postmedia Network. In a previous interview, Bierman was recorded comparing himself to the Eminem character in 8 Mile. “You’re not 8 Mile. And in Florida, where vertical integration or seed-to-sale is required, only five companies control two-thirds of the state’s medicinal marijuana market. That said, the Massachusetts program has been up and running for a few years, and Boston only just recently got its first Black-owned recreational cannabis retailer. “Big companies use equity programs to get control of more licences.

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“Legal marijuana is rigged,” according to Hasan Minhaj.

The host of the Netflix show Patriot Act pulled no punches while calling current and past weed laws “pretty racist.” Lamenting how few people of colour are represented in the legal industry, he said big corporations, mostly headed by white men, dominate the landscape in stark contrast to the actual population in the U.S. and Canada.

Majority of residents support recreational pot, social equity measures

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