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Community Voices: Tucky Blunt

What is the Cannabis industry getting right in terms of equality and equity?

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.

About Tom Bowers

When he's not hunting down the tastiest stories and products the cannabis community has to offer, Tom plays guitar, master builds Legos with his kids, and plays with his dog in the park.

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of all Leaf Magazines.

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