Co-founder of MOTA Glass, Susie Plascencia, with the company’s 18”x9mm SugarSkull Beaker Bong. Photo credit: MOTA Glass. Mota Glass is a Latinx and veteran-owned brand, founded by Susie Plascencia and Bobby Lady. Plascencia and Lady founded Mota Glass with the mission to support independent, American glass blowers and the Latinx workforce. We were lucky enough to … [Read more...] about Review: Mota Glass’ Sugar Skull Beaker Bong
Afternoon in an agave plantation at Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. Photo credit: twenty20photos. The U.S. Hispanic community and cannabis have had a long and complicated history. Between 1963 and 1984, American scholars came up with the “Mexican hypothesis,” which helped fuel early racist cannabis laws. More specifically, according to the Social History of Alcohol and … [Read more...] about How the National Hispanic Cannabis Council Will Change Cannabis.
BALCA's logo. Photo credit: balca.live. One of the biggest issues with the rapidly-growing cannabis industry is diversity. Back in 2017, a Marijuana Business Daily poll reported that 81% of all cannabis business owners are white. Additionally, Hispanics/Latinos made up 5.7%, African-Americans 4.7%, and Asians 2.4% of ownership rates. As a result, one group, the Bay … [Read more...] about Meet BALCA: The Bay Area Latino Cannabis Alliance
Fruit pipes from Munisa Ceramica, created by Isabela Munoz. Photograph courtesy of Isabela Munoz. In this day and age, cannabis flower is celebrated more than ever as a natural medicine that heals physical ailments and also promotes a grounding of consciousness. This increasing acceptance presents a market for those who want to experience the beauty of cannabis. However, … [Read more...] about Isabela Munoz Authenticates her Dream with Munisa Ceramica
Each year since 1988, Americans have celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th-October 15th. The month-long event aims to celebrate “the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America,” according to the Library of Congress. Not only does … [Read more...] about 11 Latinx-Owned Brands to Support Right Now