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🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• According to #ArcView Group research, revenues from the U.S. marijuana industry are expected to grow to over $21 #billion by 2021. Even as the marijuana market grows, the faces of #DispensaryOperators , #Growers , #Cultivators , #Suppliers and other marijuana-related businesses are overwhelmingly White. According to @amandachicagolewis who covers drug policy at @Buzzfeed , #AfricanAmericans own only about 1% of the nation’s more than 3,500 marijuana dispensaries. Getting in the marijuana business is difficult, and the major hurdle for #BlackEntrepreneurs is money. Cannabis purveyors require licenses or permits and the type of documentation required depends on the location of the operation and the sort of marijuana business the owner intends to run. A company that grows and sells marijuana to retail businesses may require different licensing and permits than one operating a dispensary or a restaurant using marijuana in its cuisine. In #Maryland the application fee is $8,000 and the licensing fee is $80,000. In Texas the application fee is $7,356 and the license fee is $488,520 for a two-year period. In #Philadelphia , the application fee is $5,000. The licensing fee is $30,000. #Chicago lawyer #WilliamKoffie took interest in the dispensary industry in 2014 but faced a few hurdles. “I thought the process wasn’t too hard; it just took time and effort,” Koffie said. The attorney said a lot of information was available on the Internet and some dispensaries—mostly in California—were willing to share their insights. So, what stopped the process for Koffie? “Finances, period,” he said. Everything else was in place. “I think African Americans have organizational issues coupled with the fact that the USA has an agenda against having us succeed,” he added. “Most investment groups I went to felt that they were not willing to risk the application fees when they thought the chances of them being approved were slim to none. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 🗣#theyaskmewhatidoandwhoidoitfor 🔊 #ConnectFertilizeAndGROW 🌱 #WEallWEgot ✊ #WEallWEneed 💪 #BLACKPEOPLE CONTROL YOUR NARRATIVE  AND BUILD YOUR OWN BUSINESSES #BLACKEMPOWERMENT ✊✊✊ #BlackPrivilege : Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It Principle No. 5: #PutTheWeedInTheBag - @cthagod #EmbraceTheProcess 💎 "Create your own committees, build your own institutions, give your friends awards, award yourself, and be the gold you wanna hold my g's🌹." - @saintrecords 💎💎 "The genius thing we did was, we didn't give up." -  Hov 💎💎💎 @HBCannU ~ Shifting the culture by expanding legal cannabis literacy amongst HBCU students and alumni worldwide. 🌱 💎💎💎💎 Black In Cannabis ~ To connect, fertilize and grow the black entrepreneurial presence within cannabis by bringing awareness to the global black cannabis experience. 🌱 #iamBlackInCannabis #weareBlackInCannabis #beingBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Both the #NovaScotia and federal Liberal governments are blowing the chance to rectify years of #antiblack prejudice with their #marijuana legislation. For years, the government’s “tough on crime” strategy gave police officers carte blanche to harass people of colour. Now that the government has decided to legalize recreational marijuana, they have no plansto issue pardons for marijuana possession convictions. Thousands of people have been charged with pot possession over the past decade. Things got so bad under the #Harper government that the #CanadianAssociationofChiefs of Police advocated for ticketing to replace criminal charges for simple possession. Predictably, #BlackPeople bore the brunt of this policy. A study by the Toronto Star showed that black Torontonians were three times more likely to be arrested for possession compared to white residents. Even if these individuals were not charged with a crime, they were often “carded” and could be detained during a second arrest. If these individuals were unlucky enough to be convicted, they suffered significant losses. Criminal convictions make it difficult to cross the border into the #UnitedStates . Criminal record checks block those with rap sheets from well-paying jobs. Those who have the means can hire a lawyer and donate a sizeable sum to charity to escape charges. Prime #MinisterJustinTrudeau himself noted that his father was able to make a call and get his brother out of a possession charge. Yet, as he admitted, a 17-year-old black kid from Preston or Scarborough is unlikely to have the funds or the connections to wriggle their way out of a conviction. While we don’t have access to data that show the percentage of black people convicted of possession, we do know that the black prison population is now three times the rate of black people in the Canadian population. That coincides with a steady increase in marijuana arrests. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Chairman of #KayaFarms , #BalramVaswani , has said that sister company, #KayaHerbhouse is set to officially open its doors in March to the #Jamaican public and visitors to the island, who are interested in sampling its offerings of medical marijuana and related products. In making the announcement on Tuesday, Vaswani said persons wishing to purchase ganja and ganja products must comply with one of four regulations. “We remain in compliance with the rules enacted by the #CannabisLicensingAuthority (#CLA ), and persons will be able to legally purchase marijuana for medicinal purposes while also being able to experience the #KayaHerbhouse and #KayaCafé ,” Vaswani said in a press release. The development comes as Vaswani’s Kaya Farms - which is home to the country’s first legal medical cannabis dispensary - harvested its first crop. The first official ‘cut’ and harvest took place on Tuesday in the presence of Augustus Staples, Chief Executive Officer of the CLA, at Kaya Farms in Drax Hall, St Ann. According to a press release, the plants from the harvest will be cured, trimmed and packaged for sale to Kaya Herbhouse in St Ann for the first sale to medical patients, and ‘Everything Oily’ for processing. This it said satisfies the tripartite agreements signed to ensure a closed loop system for the sale of marijuana as enacted in the Dangerous Drugs (#CannabisLicensing ) Regulations. The press release said the regulations allow for the sale and use of ganja for specific reasons, namely in accordance with the written recommendation or prescription of a registered medical practitioner, for consumption on the premises or for the provision of therapeutic services utilising #ganja . According to the release, Kaya's goal is to make Jamaica the flagship of the global wellness tourism industry and become the new symbol of the island's roots and lifestyle. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #TheRepublicofCapeVerde or #CaboVerde is an island country, spanning an #archipelago of 10 islands located in the central #AtlanticOcean , 570 kilometres off the coast of #WesternAfrica . Most of the population is of creole ethnicity, mixed from black #African and #European descent. The European men who colonized #CapeVerde did not usually bring wives or families with them. #Praia is the capital and largest city of the island nation Cape Verde, an #archipelago approximately 400 miles west of #DakarSenegal . The city has a population of 127,899 people and it is the home of over 90% of the nation’s population. Praia lies on the southern coast of #SantiagoIsland . The city experiences a mild desert climate due a short monsoon season and the surrounding #AtlanticOcean moderating the weather.  Average rainfall in the area is about 10 inches and occurs mainly during July, August, and September. #Praia is the seat of government as well as the country’s largest port. Main exports through the port are coffee, sugar cane, and a variety of tropical fruits. The attitude towards cannabis is relaxed and locals use it quite often, but according to the law any kind of #possession is still illegal and you will be punished if caught with it. Cannabis has been outlawed across most of the African continent since the 1920’s. #Africans resisted its prohibition, and cannabis production remains economically significant despite its continued illegality. Join the movement and rep your flag as we spread #cannabis awareness and literacy throughout the African Diaspora by purchasing your new Black In Cannabis (ADC) #CapeVerde #AfricanDiaspora Cultural Merch. "I am not #African because I was born in #Africa but because Africa was born in me." ~#KwameNkrumah 🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻 #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Farmers in #WestAfrica are turning to #cannabis as a quick cash crop, feeding the biggest illegal drug market in the world. UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s (#UNODC ) director for West Africa, #AntonioMazzitelli , told IRIN clandestine farmers are lured by quick earnings: “Faced with the choice of cannabis or cassava.” Of an estimated 42,000 metric tons of cannabis grown worldwide in 2006 – sold as marijuana or hashish – 25% was grown in Africa where it is the most common drug of abuse and cultivation, according to the most recent UN World Drug Report. Liberia’s Deputy Minister of Justice Joseph Jalloh told IRIN at a high-level drug conference in #CapeVerde on 29 October that marijuana abuse spread during Liberia´s civil conflict from 1989 to 2003, and is now an increasingly popular cash crop: “Within three months, farmers see profits verses seven years for rubber, or three years with palm [ingredient for oil].” #Jalloh said farmers are turning to highly profitable cannabis farming, which relies on cheap labour and low set-up costs, to feed the high demand among youths for relatively inexpensive marijuana. Even though Cannabis is an illegal scheduled substance in Cape Verde, there is a lot of cannabis available, more so in the larger cities and tourist destinations like #Mindelo rather than the countryside.. The attitude of law enforcement; and the penalties for getting busted are pretty light.. This does not mean that you can flaunt your usage. Cannabis has been #outlawed across most of #Africa since the 1920’s, however #Africans resisted its prohibition, and cannabis production remains economically significant despite its continued illegality. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Amílcar #LopesdaCosta #Cabral , one of the greatest #anticolonial leaders of the 20th century, was born on the 12th of #September 1924 in. Let’s take a moment to remember this brilliant #revolutionary the undisputed leader and architect of the struggle to liberate #CapeVerde and GuineaBissau from the yoke of #Portuguese colonialism. As a revolutionary theorist, a #guerrillafighter , inspiring agitator, an uncompromising #internationalist , Cabrals legacy continues to inform the global struggle against #imperialism and for socialism. From a base of almost nothing, he was able to lead the construction of the most successful guerrilla movement in #Africa and a strong, disciplined political party: the Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (#PAIGC ). #FidelCastro referred to him as “one of the most lucid and brilliant leaders in Africa, who instilled in us tremendous confidence in the future and the success of his struggle for #liberation .” Cabral built close links with the liberated African countries (in particular #Guinea , #Ghana , Tanzania, Algeria and Libya) as well as the liberation movements fighting colonialism in #Mozambique , #SouthAfrica and Angola. Furthermore, he located the PAIGC’s struggle against colonialism within the global struggle against imperialism and for socialism, and on this basis forged close ties with the entire socialist camp. Cabral was surely a man of action, but he was also an important and #innovative political thinker who made an outstanding contribution to anti-imperialist, socialist, #PanAfricanist and revolutionary #nationalist ideologies. In 1963, after several years of careful planning, study and strategising, the Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde #PAIGC launched its #militarycampaign , which over the course of a few years was able to win the support and loyalty of the Guinean and #Capeverdian masses and which managed to shake the rotting colonial entity to its foundations. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #TheRepublicofCapeVerde or #CaboVerde is an island country, spanning an #archipelago of 10 islands located in the central #AtlanticOcean , 570 kilometres off the coast of #WesternAfrica . Most of the population is of creole ethnicity, mixed from black #African and #European descent. The European men who colonized #CapeVerde did not usually bring wives or families with them. #Praia is the capital and largest city of the island nation Cape Verde, an #archipelago approximately 400 miles west of #DakarSenegal . The city has a population of 127,899 people and it is the home of over 90% of the nation’s population. Praia lies on the southern coast of #SantiagoIsland . The city experiences a mild desert climate due a short monsoon season and the surrounding #AtlanticOcean moderating the weather.  Average rainfall in the area is about 10 inches and occurs mainly during July, August, and September. #Praia is the seat of government as well as the country’s largest port. Main exports through the port are coffee, sugar cane, and a variety of tropical fruits. The attitude towards cannabis is relaxed and locals use it quite often, but according to the law any kind of #possession is still illegal and you will be punished if caught with it. Cannabis has been outlawed across most of the African continent since the 1920’s. #Africans resisted its prohibition, and cannabis production remains economically significant despite its continued illegality. Join the movement and rep your flag as we spread #cannabis awareness and literacy throughout the African Diaspora by purchasing your new Black In Cannabis (ADC) #CapeVerde #AfricanDiaspora Cultural Merch. "I am not #African because I was born in #Africa but because Africa was born in me." ~#KwameNkrumah 🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻 #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Do #Rastafarians deserve a piece of the weed pie? On February 6, #AntiguaandBarbuda made history by becoming the first #OECS nation to decriminalize #marijuana (for personal use). During his presentation on the Misuse of Drugs (#Amendment ) Bill, Prime Minister #GastonBrowne spoke on the treatment of the Rastafarian community in years past. “I was terrified as a youth of the potential abuse by policemen at the time. They would literally go into people’s private homes and literally abuse them. The consequences were not just prosecution, it was also #brutalization .” After reminding parliament of this dark past, he went on to offer an apology. “I want to take this opportunity to apologize to the family members of those individuals for the abuse that would have taken place over the decades,” adding, “We’re willing to provide some form of support for these families.” So, is he right? Should Rastafarians and their families who were so affected receive some kind of support? Here in sweet #Helen , their community had to endure the same. There are stories of members being forced to swallow ‘joints’ if they were caught with them. They would be beaten and some even had their prized dreadlocks chopped off. My generation has heard all about the #MountGimie saga. A community was forced to live in fear for their lives. Some may attempt to justify the treatment they received by pointing to the fact that marijuana is illegal. But to go back to an earlier quote by PM Gaston Browne: “The consequences were not just prosecution, it was also brutalization.” Fast-forward to 2018. One by one, countries realize the financial benefits of the #decriminalization route, and flock to cash-in. So this begs the question: What, if any, compensation will they give? Many, whose lives were affected and torn apart, watch and wait in anticipation to see what their respective governments will do. Will they decriminalize marijuana, and will they, like the #Antiguan government, even consider compensation? Only time will tell. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #TheUnitedRepublicofTanzania is a large country in #EastAfrica , with a population of around 45 million and a #GDP of $74 billion. #Tanzania is also one of the world’s largest cannabis producers. #Cannabis use in food and medicine has been a feature of rural #Tanzanian life for centuries if not millennia and its use is widespread. In the southern highlands, cannabis seeds and leaves are used in the preparation of various traditional dishes, and traditional healers are known to use cannabis extract to treat ear-ache. Although cannabis is illegal in Tanzania, systemic corruption and limited resources prevent authorities from enforcing the law consistently and effectively. #Kitenge is an East African cotton fabric printed in various colours and distinctive patterns. It has its origin from #KiswahiliKitengele . Kitenge is sometimes worn as sarong by women, or as a baby sling. Some of the African countries where kitenge is worn are Tanzania, #Uganda , #Kenya , and #Sudan . It is an informal and inexpensive fabric with a distinctive border and political slogans Kitenge fabric has a long history and gives the Eastern African region an identity. @beyonce and @saintrecords are some of the celebrities that have been spotted on the red carpet wearing Kitenge designs. Get your Limited Edition Black In Cannabis African Diaspora Cultural #Kitenge Merch‼️ Now available for #BlackHistoryMonth a Limited time only‼️ Enter code “BHM2k18” for 30% off. 🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿 "I am not #African because I was born in #Africa but because Africa was born in me." ~ #KwameNkrumah #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Various #international trade routes pass through #Tanzania , spanning a vast area of the globe. Routes from #Brazil through #Ethiopia to Tanzania were discovered in 2010, and the country also acts as a hub for drugs being transported from #Asia to #Europe and the #Americas , as well as land-locked African countries such as #Zambia and #Malawi . Cannabis is cultivated in many regions, and also grows wild throughout much of the country. The regions in which the most cannabis is cultivated are #Morogoro , #Iringa , #Tabora , #Mara , #Arusha , #Rukwa , #Rumuva , and Tanga. From 2009 onwards, increased demand in #Mozambique led to a rise in cultivation in the nearby areas of #Lindi and #Mtwara . However, most cannabis produced in Tanzania is still intended for domestic consumption. The traditional sativas of East Africa are well-known for their potent, psychoactive effect, and have sparked a wave of cannabis tourism, particularly in Malawi. The #MalawiGold is without doubt the most famous traditional cultivar found in this part of the continent, and has become the predominant commercial genetic  in Tanzania too. The #TanzanianMagic is another strain developed for commercial production, and is a 100% sativa native to the southern highlands of the country. #Sativas indigenous to the region are mostly tall, straight plants with thin, dark-green leaves. Many varieties have adapted to requiring long vegetative growth periods before flowering can commence, due to the very slight variation in temperature found throughout the year in regions so close to the equator. Some landraces found in the region require as much as 20 weeks vegetative growth prior to flowering. The aromas and flavours associated with #EastAfrican sativas are generally spicy, sharp, astringent and pine-scented. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Kitenge is an #EastAfrican cotton fabric printed in various colours and distinctive patterns. It has its origin from #KiswahiliKitengele . Kitenge is sometimes worn as sarong by women, or as a baby sling. Some of the African countries where kitenge is worn are #Uganda , #Tanzania , #Kenya , and #Sudan . It is an informal and inexpensive fabric with a distinctive border and political slogans In #Swahili the plural form is ‘vitenge’ while in Tonga it is ‘zitenge’. It forms an important part of the East African culture. Kitenge fabric has a long history and gives the Eastern African region an identity. @Beyonce and @Solange are some of the celebrities that have been spotted on the red carpet wearing Kitenge designs. In #Kenya the Kitenge festival is a popular event held periodically and is meant to highlight the varied uses of Kitenge fabric. This vibrant cotton fabric is wax printed, using rotary printing machines. Most often it’s a multicolored, dark wax print on a lighter background. The printing on the cloth is done by a traditional #batik technique. Kitenge is usually a thick plain weaved light-weight fabric which is high tensioned on warp and weft with prints on both sides. It is manufacture from a plain weave cloth. The #selvedges are firm and well woven. Kitenge forms continuous prints lengthwise with no distinct border lines separating one piece from the adjacent piece. During national holidays, #jubilees etc specific patterns are designed. A large variety of #religious and political designs is found as well as traditional tribal patterns with various meanings. Kitenge is called ‘the communicating textile’ because of the various colours, patterns, writings and symbols which represent moods, feelings, #cultures , and traditions of native #AfricanPeople . #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #TheUnitedRepublicofTanzania is a large country in #EastAfrica , with a population of around 45 million and a #GDP of $74 billion. #Tanzania is also one of the world’s largest cannabis producers. #Cannabis use in food and medicine has been a feature of rural #Tanzanian life for centuries if not millennia and its use is widespread. In the southern highlands, cannabis seeds and leaves are used in the preparation of various traditional dishes, and traditional healers are known to use cannabis extract to treat ear-ache. Although cannabis is illegal in Tanzania, systemic corruption and limited resources prevent authorities from enforcing the law consistently and effectively. #Kitenge is an East African cotton fabric printed in various colours and distinctive patterns. It has its origin from #KiswahiliKitengele . Kitenge is sometimes worn as sarong by women, or as a baby sling. Some of the African countries where kitenge is worn are Tanzania, #Uganda , #Kenya , and #Sudan . It is an informal and inexpensive fabric with a distinctive border and political slogans Kitenge fabric has a long history and gives the Eastern African region an identity. @beyonce and @saintrecords are some of the celebrities that have been spotted on the red carpet wearing Kitenge designs. Get your Limited Edition Black In Cannabis African Diaspora Cultural #Kitenge Merch‼️ Now available for #BlackHistoryMonth a Limited time only‼️ Enter code “BHM2k18” for 30% off. 🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿🇹🇿 "I am not #African because I was born in #Africa but because Africa was born in me." ~ #KwameNkrumah #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Repost @alharrington3 Check out my #GQ article that’s posted in my Bio. I know it’s highlighted that I want to have a #BillionDollar Company. But what’s more important to me is building a Legacy that me and my #TEAM helped change the perception of this Miracle Plant called #Cannabis . And Help Millions of people live a safer and healthier lifestyle without the harmful side effects of most #pharmaceutical drugs that’s being prescribed on a daily basis. We will spearhead the movement to people having alternative ways to Medicate themselves no matter what the ailment is. That’s my calling. And I’m just as passionate about this as I was about my #Basketball Career. If I can ask everyone that see this do me one favor. Stop being scared about your usage and tell the world how this plant makes you feel. Good or Bad. I Love you All. And enjoy the article. LETS HEAL THE WORLD! #cannabiscommunity #cannabisHeals #cannabis #changethenarrative #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• A city at the mouth of the #EscondidoRiver and the #CaribbeanSea , #Bluefields is home to a large black settlement on the east coast of #Nicaragua and is strongly associated with Black Creole culture. Nicaragua has the largest population of African descent in #CentralAmerica and approximately two-thirds of that group resides in and around Bluefields. The black presence in the region goes back to the 17th century as #Puritans from the English #ProvidenceCompany began settling in and around Bluefields in the 1630s, bringing with them a population of enslaved Africans to work on plantations. Enslaved Africans from #Jamaica later sought freedom in and around Bluefields in the 1700s and after British #emancipation in 1834, the area became a destination for free blacks from the British controlled Caribbean. Historically Bluefields has been politically isolated from the rest of Nicaragua. It was originally part of the #BritishProtectorate of Mosquitia and ruled by the British-supported #MiskituIndians until 1894. In 1845, the #MiskituKing relocated from #Wasala to Bluefields, transforming the coastal community into the capitol of Mosquitia. A number of blacks in the area rose to prominence as merchants and influential advisers to the #King . In the late 19th century, multilingual Bluefields became a commercial boomtown due to trade with the US. The area produced bananas which were growing in popularity in North America. English-speaking #Creoles , as the persons of African descent now called themselves, had established an English language educational system distinct from Nicaragua’s Spanish language schooling. In 1894, Nicaragua incorporated #Mosquitia and Spanish replaced English as the official language in the region. #Mestizos also began to replace Creoles in positions of prominence and power. It would be nearly one hundred years before Bluefields would regain some of its historic autonomy from Nicaragua. On May 4, 1990, Bluefields became the capital of the #SouthAtlantic Autonomous Region. #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
#HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Nicaragua has the largest population of #AfricanDescent in #CentralAmerica and approximately two-thirds of that group resides in and around #Bluefields . The city at the mouth of the #EscondidoRiver and the #CaribbeanSea , Bluefields is home to a large #BlackSettlement on the #eastcoast of Nicaragua and is strongly associated with Black #Creole culture. #AfroNicaraguans , make up 9% of the population, almost 600,000 blacks, according to the #CIA factbook (2011) and can be found in the southeastern coast, the mosquito coast, in Bluefields. In the 1990 Nicaraguan national census put them at 25,000 or 1% of the population. They can also be found in #Managua . Creoles are from the anglo-#caribbean and speak a tongue similar to #Jamaican patois. Nicaragua also has a Garifuna population. A huge story broke out In December 1998, about how #Canadian botanist #PaulWylie was jailed for growing hemp in Nicaragua. Wylie was the agricultural advisor for a Canadian company called #HempAgro , which was growing a 1400 acre tropical hemp test crop near #ManaguaNicaragua . During the raid, Hemp Agro’s hemp field was burned by black-hooded government agents. Wylie was kidnapped in broad daylight and taken to prison. Possession of cannabis has recently been decriminalized from a felony to a misdemeanor. Join the movement and rep your flag as we spread #cannabis awareness and literacy throughout the African Diaspora by purchasing your new Black In Cannabis (ADC) #Nicaragua #AfricanDiaspora Cultural Merch. "I am not #African because I was born in #Africa but because Africa was born in me." ~#KwameNkrumah 🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮 #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Nicaraguan cannabis decriminalization has been put into effect for personal use. According to the #PenalProcedureCode of the #RepublicofNicaragua (Law No. 406), in its Article 325, which is about the accusation in case of misdemeanor, the victim, the administrative authority or the #NationalPolice , depending of the case, are authorized to present in a verbal or written way the accusation before the competent local judge. So, in case of the misdemeanor, the prosecutor is not competent to make the accusation. This is the reason why this section of the abstract is included, an interview with the competent local judge of #León , Nicaragua, Mrs. #NardisNúñez . The interview is contained in the Thesis “Proposal of Regulation of Cannabis Plant in Nicaragua, as an alternative against drug trafficking and organized crime.” The judge was asked the following questions.. 1. Who presses the charges in the case of a misdemeanor related to narcotics, specifically, minor possession of marijuana? The judge answered that in such cases, the #NationalPolice should press charges. The prosecutor is an official of the National Police in cases of #misdemeanor , but it is necessary to clarify that the law states that first, the National Police should try mediation. However, the National Police do not want to mediate in cases related to drugs, even though the case is minor #possession of narcotics, which is by definition a misdemeanor, not a felony. 2. What are the penalties upon people who commit misdemeanors related with minor possession of marijuana? The judge answered that the public interest is that the consumer get rid of the vice, so the penalties are community service and days’ fine. This service could be, for instance, caring for the plants at #CityHall and the #HealthCenters , or according to the specific skills or occupation of each accused. The judge also said that in the previous #PenalCode of 1974, the penalty established was prison. #IAMBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
#HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Nicaragua has the largest population of #AfricanDescent in #CentralAmerica and approximately two-thirds of that group resides in and around #Bluefields . The city at the mouth of the #EscondidoRiver and the #CaribbeanSea , Bluefields is home to a large #BlackSettlement on the #eastcoast of Nicaragua and is strongly associated with Black #Creole culture. #AfroNicaraguans , make up 9% of the population, almost 600,000 blacks, according to the #CIA factbook (2011) and can be found in the southeastern coast, the mosquito coast, in Bluefields. In the 1990 Nicaraguan national census put them at 25,000 or 1% of the population. They can also be found in #Managua . Creoles are from the anglo-#caribbean and speak a tongue similar to #Jamaican patois. Nicaragua also has a Garifuna population. A huge story broke out In December 1998, about how #Canadian botanist #PaulWylie was jailed for growing hemp in Nicaragua. Wylie was the agricultural advisor for a Canadian company called #HempAgro , which was growing a 1400 acre tropical hemp test crop near #ManaguaNicaragua . During the raid, Hemp Agro’s hemp field was burned by black-hooded government agents. Wylie was kidnapped in broad daylight and taken to prison. Possession of cannabis has recently been decriminalized from a felony to a misdemeanor. Join the movement and rep your flag as we spread #cannabis awareness and literacy throughout the African Diaspora by purchasing your new Black In Cannabis (ADC) #Nicaragua #AfricanDiaspora Cultural Merch. "I am not #African because I was born in #Africa but because Africa was born in me." ~#KwameNkrumah 🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮 #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
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