Tucky Blunt, Founder, Blunts + Moore, Oakland, California
What does equality in the Cannabis industry mean to you?
It means non-whites having more than less than 1% of ownership within the space.
What needs to change about the Cannabis industry as it relates to equality/equity?
Better education and funding for POC businesses.
What is the Cannabis industry getting right in terms of equality and equity?
Honestly, not much, because we aren’t in the rooms making the decisions.
Can you give us an example of something equitable you’ve seen happen in the Cannabis space?
Oakland creating the equity program from the ideas of Keith Stephenson and championed by Desley Brooks. As a result of their efforts and my work, I became the first equity-owned retail brand in the world.
What challenges are facing the Cannabis industry in terms of equality and equity?
The lack of education and funding.