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.
Latinx-owned cannabis brands
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
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
Photo Credit: Shutterstock As the years pass, more people are beginning to consume cannabis. States are legalizing medical and recreational cannabis left and right. However, as the industry grows, it is important for users to consume consciously as larger businesses capitalize on the market. But consciously consuming cannabis focuses on more than just … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to be a More Conscious Cannabis Consumer
This is an on-going list. The Emerald will continue to update it.Please reach out or comment below to be included. Click here for a list of Black-Owned Cannabis Companies, LGBTQIA+ Owned Cannabis Businesses, Asian-Owned Cannabis Businesses, and here for a list of Indigenous-Owned Cannabis Businesses. Conscious Consumption: 100+ Latinx Business Owners in … [Read more...] about Conscious Consumption: 100+ Latinx-Owned Cannabis Businesses to Support Right Now