I waited until the last of the month to post this, mostly to reflect that the established cannabis industry has missed an opportunity this month to celebrate Black history which is American history and in some parts cannabis history.
The lack of black cannabis history articles and posts is shameful for an industry where laws against it have racially intent origins. Ending prohibition not only hurts the Mexican cartels’ bottom lines but also helps end the new Jim Crow geared toward black Americans.
The Constitution of The United States of America was written in 1789. The American Civil War ended in 1865 but all Americans didn’t have a voice until the 1950s, even then inhumane acts of injustice were occurring and still do today, we live in the Dysfunctional States of America.
Many minority activists have been dismissed in the past due to having names like Raj or Rasta but they were speaking the truth for their time and for now. Dismissed when the issue is life or death for many. It’s one thing to speak up about equal water fountains but when one speaks up in ending prohibition, one can lose basic life necessities that have been fought for already like employment. Below in no particular order is a small list with Facebook links of present-day business warriors and private citizens who champion the plant when they can, give their pages a like and follow to support black cannabis activists digitally.
Charles Patton Jr.