“The American dream is not for a certain color of skin,” Hall said.
Horton said the Minority Cannabis Business Association is also focused on helping anyone in the marijuana industry tackle issues such as over-regulation that can keep cannabis stores “from growing and becoming more innovative.”
Amber Senter, another panelist, said she became involved in the industry after being diagnosed with lupus and needing access to medical marijuana. She moved to California and helped establish Supernova Women, an organization for women of color involved in the cannabis industry.
All three members of the panel agreed that individuals involved in the cannabis industry need to be not only business savvy but activists as well, advocating for themselves and erasing the stigmatization that can still accompany the cannabis.
“We are all leaders and pioneers and we need to show the way,” Hall said.
Listen to the entire conversation with the Soundcloud link, above.