- Brandon Nicholas
Cannabis Justice and the Communities It Impacts
Did you know that 90% of executives in the cannabis industry are white, and only 7% are Black? As of today, there are 37 states with approved medical marijuana use, and 18 of those states and Washington, D.C., also have approved recreational use. And even in these legalized states, Black people are still arrested at higher rates than their white counterparts. But what does all of this mean?
Join us next week, April 28th from 6:00pm-7:30pm ET where we explore that question at our next Docs & Dialogue where we’ll screen the 1998 youth produced film, Waiting To Inhale. Joining us are special guests Asia Alston, CEO of Happy Healing Wellness and Denzel Deranamie, a young filmmaker who started his production company after leaving college due to a marijuana possession charge. We’ll also be joined by EVC alum Maude Carroll, who produced the film. Docs and Dialogues is hosted by EVC alum Cirilo Ordonez and Raelene Holmes.
This event is free and open to the public, so be sure to get your tickets today and invite your communities to do the same!