E2: Growing Up Cannabis: “Cannabis and LGBTQIA”
In this second episode of Growing Up Cannabis, host Victoria Martinez discusses the racial makeup of the cannabis industry. Martinez highlights the summer celebration of Pride that wasn’t celebrated in person with a parade in New York. Cannabis and the LGBTQIA community play a huge partnering role together, with the belief that the LGBTQIA community members spend the most money in the cannabis industry. The bulk of the revenue comes from “Pink Dollars” in the industry, which comes with marketing up Pride all Summer long. Medical use is also a driver; HIV/AIDS and mental illness can be helped with medical cannabis that can help with the anxiety and depression brought on from not being supported and homelessness from not being accepted.