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๐Ÿƒ#HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ข โ€ข In December, President Trump signed the so-called โ€œ#FarmBill โ€ of 2018. The legislation, officially known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, not only re-legalized the cultivation of hemp,ย a form of cannabis with lower #THC levels than marijuana, (banned nearly 80 years) but may alsoย improve the outlookย of the nationโ€™s black farmersโ€”who make up less than 2% of U.S. farmers. Some HBCUs will also benefit from the law. As per Modern Farmer: There are other parts of the Farm Bill that will help black farmers, or those in the agricultural industry, as well. Essence notes that 19 land-grant #HBCUs historically black colleges and universities will receive significantly more funding. There was a provision prior to this bill that specifically limited the funding of the schools created by the 1890 Morrill Act. That provision only allowed those 1890-founded schools to carry over 20% of their annual funding past the calendar year. And those 1890 schools wereโ€ฆHBCUs, including #TuskegeeUniversity , #LincolnUniversity , #VirginiaStateUniversity , and #FAMU .ย A study in 2013ย found that the states werenโ€™t even properly matching the federal funds for these HBCUs the way they were for other, whiter land-grant universities. New money is going to those 1890 HBCUs, including $40 million to each school for scholarships and $10 million per year to establish new research centers at three of the schools (to be decided by Sonny Perdue, the USDA secretary). #ArticleTitle : HOW NEW BILL COULD HELP BLACK FARMERS AND HBCUS #Source : @BlackEnterprise โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #iamHBCannU #weareHBCannU #livingHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ข โ€ข Even though the city of #Philadelphia has decriminalized marijuana, #AfricanAmericans are still disproportionately charged with marijuana offenses. The news comes after a recent study. Back in 2014 #Philly #decriminalized possession of fewer than 30 grams of #cannabis , though arrests for possession are still made. In the four years since decriminalization, Black people accounted for 76% of all arrests for marijuana possession, while defendants in 81% of arrests for buying cannabis were Black. David Rudovsky a civil rights attorney who has filed racial bias lawsuits against the City of Philadelphia recently spoke about the news. He stated: โ€œGiven the equal use of marijuana by persons of different races, the fact that 80% of the arrests continue to be of Black suspects cannot be justified on the grounds that more Blacks than Whites possess marijuana.โ€ #ArticleTitle : Look! African-American People in Philadelphia Still Targeted After Pot Decriminalization #Source : @stupiddope โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #BeingBlackInCannabis #IAMBlackInCannabis #WeAreBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ข โ€ข Off a dirt road outside #Kingston , #Jamaica , 300 marijuana plants sit in manicured rows overseen by a #Rastafarian grow master who goes by the name โ€œBob on the Job.โ€ As #Canadian pot producer Aphria Inc. tells it, the farm is part of its growing portfolio of international assets. For two U.S. short sellers, itโ€™s one of the catalysts for an offensive that sent Aphria shares plunging in #December . Hindenburg Research and Quintessential Capital Management questioned the farmโ€™s existence and said Aphria overpaid for โ€œlargely worthlessโ€ assets in a three-country deal. The truth, as uncovered by a tour of the #Jamaican countryside and the back streets of Buenos Aires by Bloomberg, is more nuanced. In the nascent world of global pot investing, assets can be hard to document and even harder to value, though first-mover advantage may hold big rewards. #ArticleTitle : Aphria's Jamaica pot farm thriving, despite short sellers' doubts #Source : #BNNBloomberg #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #BeingBlackInCannabis #IAMBlackInCannabis #WeAreBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ข โ€ข Advocates for medical marijuana hope new remedies will give relief to thousands of Louisiana residents. #LSU and @SouthernU_br , the stateโ€™s approved producers, also hope to generate extra revenue. Southern Universityโ€™s medical marijuana program was held up for more than a year, reportedly by internal issues at its private-sector partner, #AdvancedBiometrics . But that partner has a new majority owner that has finally made a long-promised $2.15 million payment to the school, said Janana Snowden, who directs the Southern Institute of Medicinal Plants at Southern Universityโ€™s Ag Center. The company is expected to pay the university more than $6 million over five years. โ€œIโ€™m extremely confident in this group going forward, especially since they have operations in other states, and Iโ€™ve seen the progression in those states,โ€ she said. โ€ข โ€ข #ArticleTitle : Medical marijuana could provide financial boost for #LSU and #SouthernUniversity systems #Source : #watchdog #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #BeingBlackInCannabis #IAMBlackInCannabis #WeAreBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ข โ€ข Advocates rejoiced at a #ConstitutionalCourt decision in September that upheld the legalization of the adult use and cultivation of pot in private. A #cannabis expo in the capital, Pretoria, this month was #Africa โ€™s first, organizers said. However, buying and selling cannabis for recreational reasons remains illegal, and an onerous licensing process has held up the #cultivation and sale of medical marijuana. โ€œGone are the days of the stigma of the lazy stoner, sitting at home,โ€ said Andrew Lawrie of Schindlers Attorneys, a #SouthAfrican firm that has a department dedicated to cannabis law. โ€œThey are around, but now weโ€™re talking about industry, weโ€™re talking about corporations, weโ€™re talking about tax.โ€ Some industry pioneers could still face the risk of criminal liability as they await the South African parliamentโ€™s expected move to bring cannabis laws into line with the Constitutional Court ruling, Lawrie said in an interview. โ€ข โ€ข #ArticleTitle : S. Africa poised for cannabis trade despite obstacles #Source : @detroitnews #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #BeingBlackInCannabis #IAMBlackInCannabis #WeAreBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ข โ€ข While decriminalization in #Maryland has significantly reduced the number of cannabis-related arrests, data indicate the #Baltimoreans still being arrested for cannabis remain almost entirely and disproportionately black. During 2015, 2016 and 2017, #Baltimore police arrested 1,448 adults and 66 juveniles for cannabis possession, according to Baltimore Police Department data supplied by the FBI. Of those arrestees, 1,450 were black. Thatโ€™s 96%. In total, according to internal #BPD data obtained via the Maryland Public Information Act, the department filed nearly 3,200 individual charges for misdemeanor cannabis possession during that same period. Most of those charged, our research showed, were in predominantly black parts of Baltimore... โ€ข โ€ข #ArticleTitle : Structural #Racism and Cannabis: Black Baltimoreans Still Disproportionately Arrested for Weed after Decriminalization. #Source : @baltfishbowl #WeAreHBCannU #BeingHBCannU #IAMHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ #HappyHolidays & #HappyNewYear #FromOurFamilyToYours Click the link in our bio๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฟfollowed by the shop tab to purchase your HBCannU & Black In Cannabis merch Todayโ€ผ๏ธโœŠ๐Ÿพ Black in Cannabis ~ To connect, fertilize and grow the black entrepreneurial presence within cannabis by bringing awareness to the global black cannabis experience. ๐ŸŒฑ @HBCannU ~ Shifting the culture by expanding legal cannabis literacy amongst HBCU students and alumni worldwide. ๐ŸŒฑ #CannabisCommunity #hbcu #hbcus #BlackBusiness #hbcubuzz #SupportBlackBusiness #hbcualumni #blackexcellence #WEallWEgot #blackcommunity #WEallWEneed #WeAreHBCannU #BeingHBCannU #IAMHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข Statistics #Canada says sales at cannabis stores in the two weeks after legalization totalled $43 million. The agency started collecting data for in-store and online sales from cannabis retailers as of Oct. 17, when fresh or dried bud, oil, plants and seeds became legal for recreational use in the country. The first set of data released Friday as part of the agency's broader monthly retail trade figures only encompassed two weeks, but will reflect a complete reference month in the future. #StatisticsCanada says different retail structures in each province and territory affected cannabis availability across the country. The agency says retail figures will vary as new stores continue to come online and the marketplace evolves. #Ontario led the way with more than $11 million in sales, with #Quebec just behind at more than $10 million. After that: #Alberta :ย $5.6 million. #Nova Scotia:ย $4.5 million. #British Columbia:ย $2.3 million. #New Brunswick:ย $2.1 million. #Newfoundland and Labrador:ย $1.7 million. #Prince Edward Island:ย $1.4 million. #Saskatchewan :ย $341,000. Data for #Nunavut was unavailable, and figures for #Manitoba , #Yukon and Northwest Territories were withheld, citing privacy concerns. Despite its small population, P.E.I. sold more pot per capita than any other province, with more than $8 worth of marijuana sold in those two weeks for every person in the province. #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #iamHBCannU #weareHBCannU #livingHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข Presidentย Donald Trump signed the 2018 farm bill into law Thursday, which will officially make #industrialhemp legal across all 50 states. The farm bill, which #Congress passed with bipartisan votes last week, includes a section removing hemp โ€• a term typically used to describe non-intoxicating forms of cannabis โ€• from the #ControlledSubstancesAct . It allows for the commercial cultivation, research and development of hemp. The legislation will officially go into effect in January. Previously hemp had been considered a Schedule I substance alongside more potent strains of marijuana, as well as other drugs like #heroin , #LSD and some deadly synthetic opioids. While other strains of cannabis with higher concentrations of #THC , the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana, can get people high, hemp does not. Under the new bill, hemp is defined as any part of a marijuana plant with a THC concentration of 0.3 percent or less. โ€œThis bill constitutes a momentous victory for the movement in support of hemp farming, and will have far-reaching positive impacts on rural economies and farming communities,โ€ Eric Steenstra, president of Vote Hemp, a hemp industry advocacy nonprofit, said in a press release. Hemp is grown most commonly for use in food, fuel and textiles. The crop also plays an important role in certain wellness products containing cannabidiol, or #CBD , a non-intoxicating compound in cannabis that has become popular in recent years as a treatment for conditions including, seizures, anxiety and pain. CBD is typically derived from hemp. #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #iamHBCannU #weareHBCannU #livingHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข @title_vi_graduates ๐Ÿ’ง #TBT Graduated, I ainโ€™t Go To YALE. It started in Grambling gambling. ๐ŸŽฒ #TheRealHBCU #HBCannU #T6 ๐ŸŽ“ @hbcannu @alharrington3 @grambling1901 @derezdeshon @viola__california @littlejewel_la @HBCannU ~ Shifting the culture by expanding legal cannabis literacy amongst #HBCU students and alumni worldwide. ๐ŸŒฑ #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #iamHBCannU #weareHBCannU #livingHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข Six years ago recreational marijuana use was illegal in all 50 states โ€” and had been for nearly a century. Following the 2018 midterm elections, anyone over 21 will soon be allowed to legally consume marijuana in 10 states plus the #DistrictofColumbia . Overall, 33 states in the past 22 years have passed some form of marijuana legalization, from medical to recreational use. Despite the ever-present federal threat โ€” the Drug Enforcement Administration still considers marijuana a banned substance, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened a crackdown โ€” the $8.5 billion U.S. marijuana industry seems poised to grow as rapidly as the law will allow it. And it's generating jobs just as quickly. By 2020 the industry is expected to create 250,000 new jobs, according to New Frontier Data, an industry research firm. In 2017 the number of job posts for openings in the marijuana industry increased by 445 percent, outpacing tech (254 percent) and health care (70 percent), according to ZipRecruiter. The industry is in search of workers across the spectrum, from accounting to compliance, customer service, sales, technology and more. As the industry grows, so too do the opportunities. #California , #Colorado and #Washington currently have the greatest demand for workers, but that could shift as legalization spreads. Though the total number of marijuana jobs are still far smaller than those other, much older industries, they include several positions that didn't exist prior to legalization, offering enterprising workers the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an entirely new career. #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #iamHBCannU #weareHBCannU #livingHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข While state legislators throughout the country move to legalize marijuana and expunge marijuana convictions, the case of one #NewJersey father now on a path to deportation points to a wrinkle in any state law involving legal #weed : Old #marijuana convictions will continue to get immigrants deported. Dane Foster, a 36-year-old father of four from #Westampton in #CentralJersey , was arrested on December 4 after dropping off his 2-year-old daughter, Alaya, at daycare. โ€œSheโ€™s inseparable from him, and she wanted him to take the ride to drop her off at daycare,โ€ said Alexsa Foster, Daneโ€™s wife. With Alexsa Foster driving and her husband in the passenger seat, three agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement pulled the couple over after they had dropped their daughter off, saying they had an immigration warrant for his arrest. Foster is a legal permanent resident who arrived in the #UnitedStates in 1991, at the age of 11, and received his Green Card in 1997. His extended family left #Jamaica years ago, and they now live in the U.S. โ€œWhere are you sending him back to?โ€ Alexsa Foster said. โ€œHis family is here.โ€ Dane Foster has three marijuana convictions on his record from 2004, 2006, and 2014, according to his attorney, Afia Yunus. All were misdemeanors handled in municipal court and resulting in fines. Two involved driverโ€™s license suspensions. None resulted in jail time. But now, Foster is wearing a prison uniform and in lock-up at Essex County Correctional Facility, which holds as many as 800 immigrants at a time under a nearly $3 million-a-month contract with ICE. In a statement, ICE said, โ€œDane Foster, a Jamaican national, is subject to removal from the U.S. based on his criminal history.โ€ The agency also pointed to a statute that reads: โ€œAny alien who at any time after admission has been convicted of a violation...relating to a controlled substance...other than a single offense involving possession for one's own use of 30 grams or less of marijuana, is deportable.โ€ #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #iamHBCannU #weareHBCannU #livingHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข The #StVincentandtheGrenadines Parliament met in session on #Monday , with top of the order paper for debate, being The Medicinal Cannabis Industry Bill 2018, and the #CannabisCultivation (Amnesty) Bill 2018. A third bill โ€“ the Permitted Use of Cannabis for Religious Purpose Bill 2018 โ€“ was shelved because, according to prime minister and leader of government business, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, the #Rastafarian community had made pertinent representations on the use of cannabis for religious purposes. In presenting the Bills, minister for agriculture, Saboto Caesar, told the House that the African, #Caribbean and #Pacific (#ACP ) group of countries has been grappling with agriculture production for many years. He noted that cannabis cultivation, as an addition to the list of agricultural products from St Vincent and the Grenadines, is a positive expansion of the countryโ€™s agricultural sector and that there is an opening for a modern medicinal cannabis industry. There was plenty of cross talk, especially when opposition parliamentarian Patel Mathews took to the microphone. He reiterated an earlier statement that it was a historic day for St Vincent and the Grenadines, and the dayโ€™s sitting presented a unique opportunity to fashion an industry where the traditional cultivators would be major players. Health minister, Senator Luke Brown, spoke extensively on the health issues and functions of the Advisory Board within the Bill. #Senator Carlos James reminded members of the statement that he made in the House five years ago that the new international airport could spur on a cannabis industry. He went on to state that, through extensive research, cannabis is now proven to be containing valuable medicinal properties. #HistoricallyBlackInCannabisUniversity #IAMBlackInCannabis #WEAREBlackInCannabis #BEINGBlackInCannabis www.BlackInCannabis.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข Though only ten states including #WashingtonDC have legalized marijuana use, #NorthCarolina could soon become the eleventh. A group of North Carolina lawmakers, headed by state representative Kelly Alexander, traveled to #Raleigh to introduce legislation decriminalizing the medical use of marijuana, according to WNCN. North Carolina is currently only allowing cannabidiol (#CBD ) products that are no more than 0.9 percent #THC and at least five percent CBD, though medical CBD use is not heavily regulated. Under the new bill, North Carolinians can possess up to four ounces of marijuana with no legal ramifications. It would also allow for each county to make the autonomous decision of legalizing the drug, similar to regulations regarding the #ABC liquor store chain. For those backing the proposed bill, their support is rooted in decriminalization rather than just legalizing the drug. โ€œWeโ€™re criminalizing more and more people that probably shouldnโ€™t be criminalized. Something should be done, but they shouldnโ€™t be criminalized,โ€ said bill co-sponsor Paul Lowe Jr. to WSOC. For many proponents of legalization, part of decriminalization means expunging the records of those with prior convictions, but it has yet to be confirmed if this is a stipulation of the bill. ย Arrest rates tend to be higher among #AfricanAmericans and racial disparities remain despite legalization. โ€œ(Marijuana) should be legalized but these laws can have loopholes that still marginalize minorities,โ€ said Myles Wilder, sophomore horticulture student. #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #iamHBCannU #weareHBCannU #livingHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข โ€œAlthough the #USA still regards the use and sale of cannabis as illegal under Federal Law, with nine states and #WashingtonDC permitting the recreational use of cannabis, absolute prohibition in those states has effectively stopped. Benefits shown by the use of medical marijuana is a large contributor to this change,โ€ she said. In September 2018, the South African Constitutional Court ruled that certain provisions of the Drugs and #DrugTrafficking Act and the Medicines and Related Substances Act are unconstitutional as they infringe upon the right to privacy in terms of Section 14 of the Constitution. An adult may now possess and use cannabis in private for personal consumption in #SouthAfrica . However,ย #SouthAfricans may not sell or distribute cannabis as yet. โ€œThe opportunities to create new brands for cannabis-based products are endless and so too should the requisite protection of intellectual property protection be in place in the territories and, in respect of trademarks, classes of relevance,โ€ said Wegierski. โ€œEarlier this year, nearly 1,700 trademark applications and registrations could be found on the Canadian #TradeMark Database covering cannabis. โ€œIn June 2019, it is anticipated that the requirement for โ€œuseโ€ to secure trademark registration will be removed from the #Canadian Trade Mark Law encouraging even more trademark filings.โ€ Regardless of the territory, two principles should be kept in mind when choosing a trademark said Wegierski: The trademark should not be contrary to public policy (contra bonos mores) or likely to give offence to any class of persons; and * A trademark should not be descriptive of the kind of quality or other characteristics of the product. * Anyone looking to diversify into cannabis products would be well advised to identify their consumer, create their brand and file their trademarks before others do. โ€œAnyone looking to diversify into cannabis products would be well advised to identify their consumer, create their brand and file their #trademarks before others do,โ€ she said. #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #iamHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ #2YearsAgoToday S/o to our #Cofounder the Silent Giant @jsolomzi18 3 years we started this journey to create & build @HBCannU into a top global #cannabisbrand for Black People throughout the #AfricanDiaspora w/o help. I appreciate YOU #OurTimeIsNow #MoreLife Young King โœŠ -- Growing up with a younger #autistic sister, being diagnosed with concussions, seeing the injustices of Black people being locked up for cannabis along with the lack of education for it in our community inspired me to start HBCannU as a college graduate. These have been the main driving forces pushing me to not give up. I understand now that my purpose is way bigger than me and building a global brand these past 2 years outside of college with minimal help has been the most humbling and challenging experience in my life. It has been a constant fight with yourself and the world everyday for 2 years straight. It has been an emotional and physically draining experience but giving up isnโ€™t a good enough option when thereโ€™s nothing to go back to. So Iโ€™m truly thankful for every second of the hard times. It has forced me to grow as a person and has opened my eyes to see things a lot clearly. Watching the growth of something that was once an idea is truly inspiring and lets you know that anything is possible it YOU put the work in NOW. -- #BLACKPEOPLE CONTROL YOUR NARRATIVE AND BUILD YOUR OWN BUSINESSES #BLACKEMPOWERMENT โœŠโœŠโœŠ #BlackPrivilege Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It Principle #5 #PutTheWeedInTheBag - @cthagod #EmbraceTheProcess ๐Ÿ’Ž Create your own committees, build your own institutions, give your friends awards, award yourself, and be the gold you wanna hold my g's๐ŸŒน @saintrecords ๐Ÿ’Ž #HBCannU ~ Shifting the culture by expanding legal cannabis literacy amongst #HBCU students and alumni worldwide. ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿ’Ž the genius thing we did, was that we didn't give up #Hov ๐Ÿ’Ž #BlackInCannabis ~ To connect, fertilize and grow the black entrepreneurial presence within cannabis by bringing awareness to the global black cannabis experience. ๐ŸŒฑ #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #iamHBCannU #weareHBCannU #livingHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข A committee of both houses last month folded a plan to erase those criminal records into an omnibus bill that also would legalize cannabis and greatly expand the medical marijuana program. The ambitious expungement bill was the last thing added to the package, but it is no small matter. Hundreds of thousands of drug arrest and conviction records accumulated over the years would be wiped away if the bill passes. โ€œThe social justice issue brought me to the table,โ€ said state Assemblyman Jamel Holley, chair of the #NewJersey Legislative #BlackCaucus Foundation, a nonprofit that advances the interests of African American communities. He is a cosponsor of both the expungement and the legalization bills. The unwieldy and costly expungement process needs to be simplified โ€œso people can get relief very soon,โ€ he said. An #ACLU study found that blacks are three times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession as whites in New Jersey despite similar usage patterns. The latest data, from 2016, shows there were more than 32,000 arrests that year for possessing small amounts of #marijuana . When multiplied over decades, the number of people who would be eligible for expungements would likely be in the hundreds of thousands. Holley and Sen. Sandra Cunningham, a Jersey City Democrat, introduced the bill that calls for an automatic erasure of low-level marijuana records. But it goes beyond that, calling for the criminal records of people convicted of heroin and cocaine possession and low-level drug sales to be tossed as well as long as they are conviction-free for 10 years. The omnibus bill faces a tough fight on the floor and some lawmakers say the expungement proposal could win more votes. A recent #Rutgers Eagleton poll found 79% of New Jersey residents approve of allowing people to clear their records for possessing small amounts of marijuana. #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #iamHBCannU #weareHBCannU #livingHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
๐Ÿƒ #HBCannU ๐Ÿƒ #BlackInCannabis #CannabisLiteracy ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข Whatโ€™s the Real Color of Cannabis? Weed and cannabis culture have often been associated with black people, both in positive and negative ways. Letโ€™s take music as an example of a more upbeat association: Over time, weโ€™ve heard many of the most prominent black artists sing potโ€™s praises. The herb is mentioned in countless @BobMarley songs, in @DrDre lyrics, in many of @PeterTosh โ€™s albums, in #RayCharles โ€™ most controversial tunes, in #DeLaSoul โ€™s #hiphop records, and in some of the most entertaining Spanish-language music youโ€™ll ever listen to. Cannabis has both inspired and been the subject of black art and culture in general, with music the most notable of many examples. On the other hand, weโ€™ve seen #blackcommunities heavily targeted by prohibition policies like the infamous War on Drugs, started byย Presidentย Richard Nixon in the early โ€˜70s. This sort of targeting has furthered the connection between blacks and weed in popular imagery โ€“ although this time, in a negative way. As very clearly evidenced in this #ACLU slideshow, for every 10 white people arrested for marijuana possession, 37 black people were arrested even though consumption levels were pretty similar. In other words, blacks have been almost four times more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than white people. While black people (and arguably Latinxs) paid the highest price of cannabisโ€™ illegality, they also got the short end of the stick when weed was made legal. As Jodie Emery mentioned in a recent โ€œWonder Women of Weedโ€ show, โ€œUnfortunately, we are seeing that the same old boys network, the big money from the grey hairs are moving in and kind of putting in a โ€˜grass ceilingโ€™ โ€“ instead of a glass ceiling.โ€ This is very clearly illustrated by the numbers: it has been estimated that only one percent of legal cannabis dispensaries and 4.3% of all cannabis businesses are owned or founded by black individuals. #HistoricallyBlackCannabisUniversity #iamHBCannU #weareHBCannU #livingHBCannU www.HBCannU.com
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