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These Black Women Are Claiming Their Space In The Cannabis Industry Through Cannaclusive

Cannabis hasn’t always been inclusive for Black people, especially Black women. Now, Jessica Couch, Founder of Fayetteville Road Agency, and Cannaclusive’s Kassia Graham are working to break down all barriers put in place to keep them from reaping the benefits of the plant. “Black women alone are some of the top users of complementary and alternative medicine,” Couch explained to AfroTech. “So that’s our tinctures, our teas, we pray, we do all of this other stuff besides subjecting to just taking medicine that’s prescribed to us.” At Cannaclusive, it’s about Black women finally reaping the benefits for the work that’s put in. “It’s imperative that Black women are involved in the cannabis industry,” said Cannaclusive Director of Community & Strategy, Kassia Graham via email. “Like Black men and others impacted by the war on drugs, Black women deserve to reap any benefits from medical and adult-use legalization due to a history of being disenfranchised by the state and federal...

Oct 22, 2021