Black Leaders Open Doors For Others Within Cannabis Industry 

 February 8, 2021

By  Stratis Hemp

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The entire cannabis industry is booming. Both marijuana and industrial hemp show signs of likely exponential growth in the coming years.

Unfortunately, not everyone is poised to take full advantage of the economic opportunities presented.

Related: Big Hemp And CBD Opportunities Expected Under Biden-Harris Administration

The good news is people are stepping forward with solutions, like, Liz Jackson-Simpson and Angela White of Success Centers, a non-profit organization that provides work opportunities for marginalized community members.

CEO Liz Jackson-Simpson hired Angela White also a woman of color, to manage the Equity for Industry Program in order to address inequity issues. Equity for Industry Program offers workshops, job shops, and resume assistance for people who are looking to change careers.

Getting a job in the Cannabis industry is tough especially for those with criminal records. There are thousands of people looking for jobs and fewer than 100 companies to employ them. This is where Equity for Industry Program job shops come into play; they help match employers with prospective candidates of the cannabis community. The program also helps those looking to enter the cannabis industry find out about job opportunities from companies around the Bay Area.

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