Nikki Fried believes DeSantis' new medical marijuana licensing rule will increase the application fees for protected black farmers by more than double the cost.

Jay-Z, who owns a cannabis company, is advocating for the release of a fan who reached out for help in his 20-year bid behind bars, caused by what he describes as "a substance that has become the ultimate green rush.”


Moving quickly on recently passed legislation, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed bills legalizing and regulating the sale of marijuana and decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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As the cannabis industry continues to grow into a viable business model, many obstacles exist for Black and brown communities. But diversity is about more than just expanding opportunities for people to enter the industry.

While the legal marijuana industry is a game changer for entrepreneurs, it can also lead to advocacy and activism. That much has been shown by Cannaclusive, which describes itself as being “inspired by the growing opportunities yet disappointed by the diversity issues taking root in mainstream cannabis culture.”


"We simply have to stop putting people of color in prison for something that white people do with impunity."