Motherhood is a challenge no matter how you slice it, but when you add the cannabis plant and the pandemic to the mix....well, you've unleashed a whole new set of challenges wrought with stigmas, misleading propaganda and a serious lack of research. Emerald chats with three of the industry's leading CannaMoms to learn more about their journeys and how they're supporting one another during this dynamic time. Jessica, Loriel and Kristin will explore issues surrounding social equity, balancing parenthood with entrepreneurship, and more, as well as share valuable advice on how to emerge in this budding space.
Cannabis and sex have been deeply intertwined throughout history, from an ancient Chinese aphrodisiac to the free lovin’ hippies, back to its historical roots as a medication. There is very little research on cannabis and sex, and the reports that exist are heavily biased and often conflicting. It is time to separate myth and conjecture from what we really do (and don’t) know about cannabis and sex.
The fact is, hemp is finally legal to farm again in the United States after being prohibited and stigmatized for over 80 years through false information and propaganda. This has created a wave of excitement across all facets of the evolving supply chain in regards to business development, innovation, sales, and marketing.
People of color, particularly Black people, have been disproportionately targeted by law enforcement for possessing, consuming, or selling cannabis and are being shut out of the industry. This has led to increasingly loud calls for more social equity within the cannabis industry. But what does that actually mean? The definition of social equity can vary, depending on the context, but generally boils down to justice and fairness in public policy. When it comes to the cannabis industry, social equity focuses on the inclusion of communities of color in every aspect, from cultivation to consulting. We'll discuss some of the actionable steps already established in cannabis companies and what you can do to make your business more equitable to BlPOC and LGBTQIA communities.
Marijuana Is[n’t] Legal: Practical Impacts of the Federal-State Contradiction. They will explore Federal and State regulatory and legal tensions, the threat of enforcement, and the disproportionate impact resulting from the federal government's failure to clarify the legal status of marijuana. The panel will also address compliance and commercialization challenges created by inconsistent regulations, and practical steps businesses can take now. To ground the discussion with a State-specific example, the panel will highlight the November 3, 2020 ballot referendum for adult-use marijuana legalization in New Jersey.