At a time when shoppers are searching for assist Black-owned companies, former NBA all-star Shawn Kemp is opening Seattle’s first Black-owned hashish retailer.
He’s a co-owner and his identify is actually the store’s name. However some have questioned whether or not his 10% possession stake qualifies as “Black-owned.”
It’s a query that has actual authorized and monetary ramifications. On this week’s present, Bruce and Alyssa focus on the broader implications of the query, and discuss with Natalie Papillion, founding father of The Equity Organization, about new methods to assist hashish corporations actually doing the work.
NBA legend Shawn Kemp to open Seattle’s first Black-owned cannabis store
The Roll-Up: Leafly’s weekly hashish information and tradition podcast
Each Friday the Roll-Up crew—Bruce Barcott, Alyssa Yeoman, and Hannah Staton—dissect the week’s high hashish tales and take a deep dive right into a single situation. It’s a information and tradition podcast, barely elevated.