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Uproar over ex-NBA star Kemp’s marijuana shop ownership highlights industry’s diversity woes

Former NBA star Shawn Kemp is not the first black owner of a Seattle recreational marijuana dispensary as has been reported, but he is being added to the ownership and will be a small percentage owner when the paperwork is processed, according to state…

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Advice for cannabis executives who want to address social justice

The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)’s new report about the responsible regulation of cannabis shines a light on why companies should address broader issues such as social justice and sustainability. The IDPC document lists 20 principl…

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Study highlights lack of diversity in Canada’s legal cannabis industry

Leadership positions in Canada’s regulated marijuana sector continue to be held predominantly by white males, according to a  statistical analysis released this week. The new analysis from the University of Toronto’s Centre on Drug Policy E…