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#HBCannU "Shifting the culture by expanding legal cannabis literacy amongst #HBCU students and alumni worldwide."

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🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• In #Portland #Oregon building and connecting with our #cannabis mentor @alharrington3 CEO of #ViolaExtracts @violalabs Viola Extracts  Licensed Medical & Recreational Extraction Company in Denver, CO 🍯💎💦 EST. 2014 #EliteElevation 21+🔞NOTHING FOR SALE #HBCannU ~ Shifting the culture by expanding legal cannabis literacy amongst HBCU students and alumni worldwide. 🌱 #BlackInCannabis ~ To connect, fertilize and grow the black entrepreneurial presence within cannabis by bringing awareness to the global black cannabis experience. 🌱 #SocialAfroPreneurs #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #tbt #IndependenceDay #Eritrea is a northeast African country on the Red Sea coast. It shares borders with #Ethiopia , Sudan and Djibouti. The capital city, Asmara. #Asmara (Asmera) is the largest city and capital of the modern state of Eritrea. It was also the capital of Eritrea when it was a colony under Italian rule. Asmara is located in the highlands of Eritrea on the edge of the #GreatRiftValley . With an elevation of 7,628 feet it is one of the highest cities in Africa. Because of its elevation, the city experiences a mild climate and is in the most #agriculturally fertile area of the country. As with much of the eastern coast of Africa, the ports of Eritrea have become increasingly important along the heroin and cannabis smuggling routes that originate in South Asia and extend into Europe and the Americas. It is thought that much of the increase in drug trafficking that has occurred in recent years is due to the influx of expatriate children of #Eritrean nationals returning to the country from Europe and North America. It is thought that cultivation within Eritrea is relatively widespread, as it is throughout the area (particularly in neighbouring Ethiopia), although there is little evidence of cannabis in Eritrea being cultivated for large-scale commercial supply or export. Rather, much of the cannabis produced in the country is consumed domestically, and is cultivated in small-scale plots by individuals or families. Cannabis is illegal in Eritrea however, rampant police corruption and poverty has led to a situation whereby cases of cannabis possession will often be used as justification for illegal bribes and fines to be exacted. 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) #Eritrea #AfricanDiaspora Cultural Merch. "I am not #African because I was born in #Africa but because Africa was born in me." ~ #KwameNkrumah 🇪🇷 🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷 #AfricanDiaspora #PanAfrican #Eritrea #Eritreans www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #tbt The origins of #Asmara date back to the first millennium A.D., with four small villages that were close in proximity to each other. Due to animal attacks and women and children getting caught by slave traders, the women from the four villages pressured the men in their respective villages to unite to increase security for the inhabitants of all of the villages. The #union was named #Arbate #Asmera which translated means “the four united.” In 1889 Asmara was occupied by the Italians during the #ScrambleForAfrica . It became their colonial capital of Eritrea in 1897 and soon afterwards a rail line was built from the coast to the city. During the #Italian occupation, Asmara was split into separate sections, with the Italians and other Europeans taking up most of the city, leaving the native #Eritreans with the undesirable parts of the urban area. The colonists also #westernized the city, changing its name from #Asmera to Asmara. They often referred to it as #PiccolaRoma or #LittleRome . The city began to flourish in the 1930s when Italian architects and city planners designed and constructed many of the now-famous buildings and broad boulevards. Italian influence was also reflected in the multiple coffee bars and #pizzerias By 1939 Asmara had a population of 98,000 of which 53,000 were Italians. Italy lost control of Eritrea in 1941 to Great Britain. The #British administered Asmara until 1952 when the #UnitedNations placed Eritrea under temporary #Ethiopian control. In 1961 #EthiopianEmperor #HaileSelassie declared Eritrea to be the 14th province of Ethiopia, touching off a thirty year war for independence. While the city of Asmara did not experience extensive damage from the war, the residents were still impacted. Under Emperor Selassie’s rule, all #industrial factories in Asmara were dismantled and reassembled in #AddisAbaba the Ethiopian capital, resulting in a local economic slump. Also parts of Asmara such as #MariyamGhimbi were used to hold and torture prisoners during the independence war. 🌱 www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #tbt Rapper Ermias Asghedom better known as @nipseyhussle (Ermias means “God will rise”). @nipseyhussle Nipsey’s father is from Eritrea and his mother is American. Complex did an interview with Nipsey about his Eritrea roots. Complex: You’re half Eritrean, right? Nipsey Hussle: Yeah, it’s a country in East Africa. My mom is American, so I was raised in her household in my formative years. But as I got older, my pops tried to keep me involved with the culture by telling me the stories of the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea, how he came to America, and about our family back home, because all that side of my family, my aunties, grandparents, is in Africa. When I went back home in 2004, I went for three months. That was my first time in Africa at all. My first time meeting my Granny, aunties, and cousins. It was me, my brother, and my pops. 🌱 Nipsey Hussle joined the legal cannabis industry by creating his own strain called Marathon OG. He named his strain “Marathon OG” after a classic series of mix-tapes he called The Marathon and The Marathon Continues. Cannabis is illegal in Eritrea, as is the case with most African countries; however, rampant police corruption and poverty has led to a situation whereby cases of cannabis possession will often be used as justification for illegal bribes and fines to be exacted. There is no standardised substance abuse policy in Eritrea, although procedures do exist whereby addicts can seek treatment rather than be criminalised. There is also no national epidemiological data collection system to determine patterns of cannabis use and abuse; however, the 12-month prevalence rate (2004) of all drug abuse disorders was 0.16% for females and 0.50% for males. This compares to a 12-month prevalence of 2-3% in the USA; therefore, cannabis abuse is unlikely to be a significant issue in Eritrea. 🌱 #CannabisCommunity #NipseyHussle #Eritrea #Eritrean www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #tbt #IndependenceDay #Eritrea is a northeast African country on the Red Sea coast. It shares borders with #Ethiopia , Sudan and Djibouti. The capital city, Asmara. #Asmara (Asmera) is the largest city and capital of the modern state of Eritrea. It was also the capital of Eritrea when it was a colony under Italian rule. Asmara is located in the highlands of Eritrea on the edge of the #GreatRiftValley . With an elevation of 7,628 feet it is one of the highest cities in Africa. Because of its elevation, the city experiences a mild climate and is in the most #agriculturally fertile area of the country. As with much of the eastern coast of Africa, the ports of Eritrea have become increasingly important along the heroin and cannabis smuggling routes that originate in South Asia and extend into Europe and the Americas. It is thought that much of the increase in drug trafficking that has occurred in recent years is due to the influx of expatriate children of #Eritrean nationals returning to the country from Europe and North America. It is thought that cultivation within Eritrea is relatively widespread, as it is throughout the area (particularly in neighbouring Ethiopia), although there is little evidence of cannabis in Eritrea being cultivated for large-scale commercial supply or export. Rather, much of the cannabis produced in the country is consumed domestically, and is cultivated in small-scale plots by individuals or families. Cannabis is illegal in Eritrea however, rampant police corruption and poverty has led to a situation whereby cases of cannabis possession will often be used as justification for illegal bribes and fines to be exacted. 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) #Eritrea #AfricanDiaspora Cultural Merch. "I am not #African because I was born in #Africa but because Africa was born in me." ~ #KwameNkrumah 🇪🇷 🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷 #AfricanDiaspora #PanAfrican #Eritrea #Eritreans www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ON this day in 1991, the forces of the #Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (#EPLF ) moved into Asmara, reinstating independence, after a 30-year battle against the #Ethiopian army. #IndependenceDay in #Eritrea is one of the most important public holidays in this African country. The center of the celebration is in Asmara, Eritrea’s national capital and largest city, where the victory of 1991 is traditionally marked with a week long cultural program in Bahti Meskerem and Cinema Odeon. Eritrea is bordered on the west by Sudan, on the south by Ethiopia, and on the east by Djibouti. Eritrea has an extensive coastline along the #RedSea , across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Eritrea and #Ethiopia shared a common past, which historian say is the principal reason for the country’s confederation with Ethiopia, a confederation that is said to have resulted in Eritrea’s becoming Ethiopia’s 14th province in 1952, marking the end of a slow method of occupation by the Ethiopian Government. In 1961, a campaign for liberation was launched, which sparked a 30-year battle that finally ended in 1991. The Philippines and Eritrea have enjoyed warm diplomatic relations since February 4, 1997. The two countries had a bilateral agreement on the Recognition of Training and Certification of Seafarers for Service on Eritrean – Flagged vessels which was signed on 17 April 2006. The Philippine Embassy in Cairo is accredited to Eritrea. There is minimal bilateral trade, with exports limited to paper and paper products while imports consist of metal-based construction materials. We greet the People and Government of Eritrea, led by President Isaias Afwerki, on the occasion of the 27th Anniversary of its Independence Day. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Much Appreciation to 👑 Empress Bezawit (@herbeztea ) for spreading the mission around the #NYC community with a recent order of Black In Cannabis #AfricanDiasporaCultural #Haiti 🇭🇹, #Ghana 🇬🇭, #Jamaica 🇯🇲, & #RGB ❤️🖤💚 Tee’s‼️ ✊🏾 Get your #ADC Merch Today! 👑Empress Bezawit Her🌿Bez🌿Tea 🌿Cannabis Herbal Tea🌿 with 🌴Exotic Spice blends 🌿(Medicinal tea not for sale)🌿 "I'm not a Pothead...I'm a Cannabis Connoisseur" 🌿 18+... #HBCannU ~ Shifting the culture by expanding legal cannabis literacy amongst HBCU students and alumni worldwide. 🌱 #BlackInCannabis ~ To connect, fertilize and grow the black entrepreneurial presence within cannabis by bringing awareness to the global black cannabis experience. 🌱 #SocialAfroPreneurs #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Young people are increasingly choosing #marijuana over #cigarettes or #alcohol , according to a new study. The number of 12 to 21-year olds who used marijuana before any other drug (including cigarettes and alcohol) nearly doubled from 4.8% in 2004 to 8% in 2014, Newsweek reports about the National Institute of #ChildHealth and #HumanDevelopment study. Over the same period, the number of smokers in that age group has significantly declined from 21% to only 9%. More young people are also opting to abstain from drug use entirely. 36% of respondents said they didn’t use drugs at all in 2004 versus 46% abstaining in 2014. In the study, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development surveyed 275,000 teens and young adults about their use of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, and illegal drugs. The study’s results were published in the journal Prevention Science. The study also claims that young people who start using marijuana before they use other drugs are more likely to become heavy users and have cannabis-related HEALTH????? problems in the future. The study’s authors suggested that drug prevention strategies should be targeted at high-risk groups, notably American Indian/Alaska Native and #BlackYouth . #iamBlackInCannabis #weareBlackInCannabis #beingBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• We do know this much: While many Americans aren’t quite ready to empty out their medicine cabinets and start a pot farm in the backyard, we’re curious about one area where cannabis has shown a great deal of promise: treating inflammation and muscle soreness. Even though cannabis’ federal classification as a schedule-1 drug blocking it from undergoing meaningful clinical trials, several studies have found that cannabis or, more specifically, several of its non-psychoactive chemicals is an effective anti-inflammatory. But first, we have to understand how cannabis works. Understanding ‘#Endos#Endocannabinoids are chemical compounds that occur naturally in the body. They’re crucial for regulating the immune system, insulin, inflammation, and fat and energy metabolism. The #endocannabinoidsystem is a relatively new discovery, and scientists are still learning more about it, but they have found that it affects everything from fertility to memory, and may even be responsible for the post-workout “high” many people experience. Cannabinoids in marijuana mimic your body’s natural endocannabinoids. That’s why scientists are exploring cannabis’ effects on such a wide variety of bodily functions. One endocannabinoid, 2-AG, is especially prevalent in the central nervous system. 2-AG regulates appetite, immune function, pain, and #inflammation . And as it happens, #CBD , the non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis, closely mimics 2-AG. That similarity has piqued researchers’ interest in CBD’s potential to treat #epilepsy and autoimmune diseases like #lupus , #IBD , and inflammatory skin diseases. www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Meeting with our LA Based #IPAttorney in Seattle recapping the International Trademark Association 140th Annual conference, covering law and policy regarding Trademarks in the Cannabis Industry. 🌱 “Chains is cool to cop but more important is lawyer fees, that's how it is now, that's how it'll always be.” - #Hov #TheBlueprint #HBCannU ~ Shifting the culture by expanding legal cannabis literacy amongst HBCU students and alumni worldwide. 🌱 #BlackInCannabis ~ 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 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• With medical marijuana becoming more widely accepted, many people are now aware that cannabis can help alleviate the effects of serious conditions like cancer, #MultipleSclerosis , and #HIV .  What fewer people realize is that medical cannabis can also provide relief for rare conditions, including sickle cell anemia and #EhlersDanlosSyndrome .  If you’re living with either of these conditions, and your current medication isn’t providing the relief you had hoped for, you should consider talking to your doctor about medical marijuana.  You could be a good candidate for cannabis therapy, which many patients report provides significant relief from chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and other negative health effects. #Sicklecellanemia , which is also called sickle cell disease (#SCD ), is an uncommon condition affecting fewer than 200,000 people per year, primarily #AfricanAmericans (though people of any ethnicity can be diagnosed). SCD is named for the way it degrades red blood cells, which are normally round, into sickle-shaped crescents.  When red blood cells are mis-shapen, they can’t pass smoothly through blood vessels, which causes them to stick to vessel walls.  Trapped in place, the cells are unable to transport oxygen throughout the body.  Eventually, the lack of oxygen causes debilitating pain flare-ups, which usually result in hospitalization. While research on the relationship between cannabis use and SCD relief is sparse, the studies that do exist indicate marijuana helps SCD patients reduce pain effectively.  A U.K. study from 2005, which was published in the British Journal of Haematology, invited 86 adults with a median age of 30 to fill out a survey on how they used marijuana to manage the effects of SCD. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Welcome to the State of the Weed Union 2018, your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about which states are stacking hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue by legalizing and/or not paying to imprison non-violent drug users, and which states are… not. As voters and state legislatures adapt, we’ll update this story and the map accordingly. #RECREATIONAL   Nine states and #DC have, to varying degrees, seen the light and allowed residents to get lit. But contrary to what at least one of you currently reading this believes, “legal” recreational weed does not mean, like, fully and unconditionally legalized blazing in the streets in front of God and everyone. Usually it means if you are over the age of 21, it’s fine to keep modest amounts on your person or in your home, maybe grow some plants, and occasionally smoke in public. You might recognize such rules in your dealings with a similar legal recreational substance, “alcohol.” #MEDICINAL   Twenty-nine states have medical marijuana programs, but not all are currently operational and some only cover a limited range of medical conditions. Many states without medical legislation still allow for limited use of #CBD -- aka #Cannabidiol , the cannabis compound that has a huge variety of medical properties but is not psychoactive (i.e. it doesn’t get you high, unlike its better-known counterpart THC). CBD is widely used to help manage epilepsy and ease symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, cancer, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and nausea. #ILLEGAL Yeah. Nah. Pretty straightforward. #DECRIMINALIZED Decriminalized basically just means no jail time. A state hasn’t fully legalized recreational marijuana, but it has made possession of small amounts (usually 1 ounce or less) punishable by, at worst, a fine. Some states still classify it as a misdemeanor, but removing the threat of incarceration is an important step, since for years this country has been throwing people in prison for carrying as little as a single joint with black Americans four times likelier to be arrested as white ones. www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• For many investors, making a positive social impact is becoming increasingly important. For some, doing good has become as essential as doing well. This goal is at the heart of impact investing, which the Global Impact Investing Network (#GIIN ) defines as investing “with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside financial return.” The pursuit of this so-called double-bottom-line is the #HolyGrail for the impact investing industry. However, the challenge still facing many investors is how to make a significant impact without sacrificing returns. This is especially true of institutional investors, who often need to write eight- or nine-figure checks in order to justify an allocation. #Cannabis is one of the few industries that satisfies all of the above conditions, making it the perfect impact investment. First, let’s discuss financial return: Analysts at Cowen & Co. estimate that the U.S. market for cannabis will reach more than $50 billion by 2026, up from about $9 billion today. Although cannabis is still a nascent market, global consumer demand is well-established. According to recent polls, approximately 1 in 8 U.S. adults consider themselves regular consumers. Despite the many risks unique to cannabis investment, investors who get in early may be able to enjoy hyper growth returns reminiscent of the dot-com boom. Second, let’s discuss social impact. I asked Emily Paxhia, founding partner of Poseidon Asset Management, a prominent cannabis investment fund, for her take on the matter. "Investing in cannabis is rewarding not only for the returns we see, but also for the social and environmental benefits. While it might not seem like impact investing at first glance, there are additional positive outcomes to capitalizing the cannabis industry. We have seen communities benefit from job creation, reduced opiate addiction and advances in criminal justice reform.” #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 75% of the #NBA is made up of Black Players so as the topic of #CannabisLegalization continues to #Grow and Legalization rapidly transitions into normalization globally... We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the state of being Black In Cannabis in all 30 cities that host NBA teams via our new #NgageBlacksAgain (NBA) line. #Gage = Black slang for #Cannabis used by #Jazz legend #LouisArmstrong aka the First Celebrity to Be Arrested for Smoking Cannabis. City: #Boston State: #Massachusetts #CannabisLegalization = #Medicinal & #Recreational Population by Race: Black Population = 7.6%% (349k) white Population = 74.4% (3.43M) hispanic Population = 8.7% (399k) asian Population = 6.7% (310k) Cannabis Arrests Rates: Black Cannabis Arrest Rate = 24% white & hispanic Cannabis Arrest Rate = 73% asian Cannabis Arrest Rate = 3% Nobody keeps official statistics on race and cannabis business ownership. But based on more than 150 interviews with dispensary owners, industry insiders, and salespeople who interact with a lot of pot shops, it appears that fewer than three dozen of the 3,200 to 3,600 storefront marijuana dispensaries in the United States are owned by black people—about 1%. Black In Cannabis presents our new #NgageBlacksAgain (NBA) merch. Supporting the engagement of #BlackOwnership in the Multi-Billion Dollar Globally Budding Legal Cannabis Industry One Shirt At A Time‼️ Click the link in our bio followed by the shop tab to access our store‼️ Black In Cannabis ~ To connect, fertilize and grow the black entrepreneurial presence within cannabis by bringing awareness to the global black cannabis experience. 🌱 #CannabisCommunity #hbcu #BlackBusiness #SupportBlackBusiness #hbcualumni #blackexcellence #WEallWEgot #BostonCeltics #Celtics #CelticsBasketball #BeanTown #NBABasketball #Basketball #NewEngland www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 75% of the #NBA is made up of Black Players so as the topic of #CannabisLegalization continues to #Grow and Legalization rapidly transitions into normalization globally... We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the state of being Black In Cannabis in all 30 cities that host NBA teams via our new #NgageBlacksAgain (NBA) line. #Gage = Black slang for #Cannabis used by #Jazz legend #LouisArmstrong aka the First Celebrity to Be Arrested for Smoking Cannabis City: #Cleveland State: #Ohio #CannabisLegalization = #Medicinal Black Population = 52% (206k) Black Cannabis Arrest Rate = 65.7% (1038) white Population = 34.5% (136k) white Cannabis Arrest Rate = 30.7% (485) hispanic Population = 9% (35.4k) hispanic Cannabis Arrest Rate = n/a asian Population = 1.7% (6,517k) asian Cannabis Arrest Rate = 0.2% (3) Nobody keeps official statistics on race and cannabis business ownership. But based on more than 150 interviews with dispensary owners, industry insiders, and salespeople who interact with a lot of pot shops, it appears that fewer than three dozen of the 3,200 to 3,600 storefront marijuana dispensaries in the United States are owned by black people—about 1%. Black In Cannabis presents our new #NgageBlacksAgain (#NBA ) merch. Supporting the engagement of #BlackOwnership in the Multi-Billion Dollar Globally Budding Legal Cannabis Industry One Shirt At A Time‼️ Click the link in our bio followed by the shop tab to access our store‼️ Black In Cannabis ~ To connect, fertilize and grow the black entrepreneurial presence within cannabis by bringing awareness to the global black cannabis experience. 🌱 #HBCannU #hbcu #hbcus #BlackBusiness #SupportBlackBusiness #hbcualumni #blackexcellence #blackcommunity #Cavs #Basketball #OH10 #Believeland #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #NewYorkCity Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to instruct #NYPD to stop arrests of New Yorkers smoking weed in public while additionally forming a task force to ease what he sees as an inevitable full-on legalization of recreational marijuana. De Blasio will direct the New York Police Department to hand out summonses and not arrest people caught smoking pot by officers in public areas across the city, aides told the New York Daily News Sunday. The move is partially a follow-up on his announcement last week to "overhaul and reform" enforcement that has created a wide racial disparity in marijuana arrests. But both de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both critics of legalization, appear to be preparing the entire state for a legalization of marijuana they see as an inevitable policy shift regardless of their actions. "With marijuana legalization likely to occur in our state in the near future, it is critical our city plans for the public safety, health, and financial consequences involved," he told the #NewYork Daily News. "While I still have real concerns we must work through, it isn't difficult to see where this is headed, and any responsible policymaker must prepare for that eventuality. My focus now will be helping to craft the critical regulatory framework that must come before legalization is realized." Although marijuana would still remain illegal in New York City, the initial policy step in stopping public pot smoking arrests is intended to reduce a statistic uncovered by the New York Times that black people are eight times more likely to be arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges than white, non-Hispanic New Yorkers. In Manhattan alone, #blackpeople were arrested at 15 times the rate of white people. A specific date for when public pot smoking arrests would stop was not released, but the move would be part of a 30-day review de Blasio ordered of #racialdisparities in marijuana arrests. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Even as federal and state regulators struggle over state cannabis legalization, there are key areas in which they align. Each cares about safety, compliance, and depriving criminal cartels of revenue. And, more than ever, tech firms have the potential to bridge the gap between legalizing states and #prohibitionist federal policy. Lost in much of the renewed current debate about prohibition has been the substantial regulatory regimes that 29 states and the #DistrictofColumbia have established to ensure cannabis is grown and sold safely and securely. As founder and leader of a software company that helps dispensaries to, among other things, automatically comply with local regulations in their operations, I know there is no "wild west" in the legal marijuana business. Growers, distributors, and retailers must comply with complex regulations that require accounting for every # milligram - literally from seed to sale. While the rules differ from state to state across the country, every state has taken its oversight role seriously. First, we uniformly find reliable, efficient markets developing as the cannabis business matures. This is no small feat given the federal prohibition. For one thing, cannabis supply in any given state must come from in-state growing operations because growers cannot transport cannabis across state lines. For another, marijuana is an all-cash business. Credit card companies and federally chartered banks do not do business with cannabis companies for the same reason. Second, through just our own business, which operates in 12 states, we have seen #billions of dollars in revenue tracked, accounted for, and effectively taken from organized crime and put into state coffers. #Drugcartels have surely lost entire markets in states that have legalized marijuana. Whatever you think of legalizing cannabis, there is no arguing that taking billions from criminals is a good thing. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
🍃 #HBCannU 🍃 #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy 🍃🍃✊🏾✊🏾🍃🍃 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Government has suspended the licensing and growing of marijuana - popularly known as #mbanje . Last month, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration gazetted licence fees for those interested in growing cannabis (mbanje) for research and medicinal purposes. This was seen as part of strategies to shore up revenue flows to the depressed fiscus. The development, which had divided opinion in the hugely polarised southern #African nation, had made Zimbabwe the second country in #Africa to legalise cultivation of the plant after the tiny kingdom of #Lesotho announced the continent's first licence to grow cannabis legally last year. Until now, it had been illegal to grow, possess or use cannabis in #Zimbabwe , with offenders facing up to 12 years in jail. But in an interview with the Daily News on Sunday last Thursday, deputy Finance minister Terrence Mukupe said the licensing of the dangerous high-street value drug had been put on ice to enable government to plug loopholes that might arise in future. Mukupe revealed there has been an overwhelming response to the licences, with over 350 applications being made to the #MedicinesControlAuthorityofZimbabwe (#MCAZ ), which is responsible for protecting public and animal health by ensuring that accessible medicines and allied substances and medical devices are safe, effective and of good quality through enforcement or adherence to standards by manufacturers and distributors. "All the applications had been submitted to MCAZ, but what has since happened is that MCAZ has put everything on hold," he said, adding " . . . the response was quite overwhelming". "MCAZ has put on hold licensing until they are pretty clear in terms of all the modalities like; how do we actually implement?" Mukupe said. He said government needed to conduct a "proper feasibility study" first. #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
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