Category Archives: Race

Chicago Suburb Will Use Cannabis Tax For Reparations Fund For African Americans

Last week, city council members in Evanston, Illinois voted to use marijuana sales tax revenue towards a fund meant to provide reparations to its Black community. The city council voted 8 to 1 to institute a three percent tax on cannabis sales. The first $10 million generated over the next 10 years will go towards […]

Cannabis is the Latest Frontier for the Inspiring Hollingsworth Family

I first came across The Hollingsworth Cannabis Company a month or two back when I heard co-founder Joy Hollingsworth detail the amazing journey her family has made through America’s history. Fans of the late Anthony Bourdain’s show No Reservations may have already come across the farm on the show’s stop in Seattle, Washington. Or maybe, […]

Black Lawmakers Threaten Block of New York Legalization Sans Racial Justice Measures

In New York, the process of getting marijuana legalized has uncovered some deep divides in the cannabis movement. Some of the state’s Black lawmakers say that unless racial justice is prioritized, they will withdraw their support of Governor Mario Cuomo’s legalization bill, which has also raised alarm over what some see as its over-reaching influence […]