Creating Cannabis Equity in Virginia
Local Cannabis Organizations Unite to Educate, Support and Provide Access to Cannabis-Related Services and Opportunities for BIPOC Communities
Today Columbia Care Virginia announced it is partnering with three organizations – BIPOCANN, the Virginia Minority Cannabis Coalition and Nolef Turns – to offer social equity-driven resources for the developing cannabis community in Virginia. This group is dedicated to ensuring that Virginia’s BIPOC community has viable, competitive opportunities in the market, and supports three elements critical to effective social equity initiatives — justice reform, entrepreneurship and mentorship, and equitable representation.
Nolef Turns’ goals are to center people in the cannabis conversation. Social equity is about more than profit; it’s about addressing the past harms of the failed war on drugs. We are thankful for this partnership to push education about your rights as it pertains to cannabis and to continue to advocate for justice reform for people impacted by prohibition and mass incarceration.