As the movement to legalize cannabis gains steam across the country, the plant presents opportunities for entrepreneurs to capitalize on a slowly loosening market. Often unsaid in this process of gradually laxing restrictions, however, is the prospect of, so-called, legitimate profits for some in an industry whose participants were heavily targeted and harmed by authorities. In many jurisdictions, they still are. With the war on drugs’ disproportionate toll on low-income communities and communities of color, can we head off the potential gentrification of the cannabis economy and make whole the people who’ve suffered due to decades of punitive policy? For answers we turn to Curaleaf Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Khadijah Tribble, a highly respected expert on equity and inclusion in this space, on this episode of Renegade Capital.
Khadijah Tribble is a highly respected expert on equity and inclusion in the cannabis industry and has advised cannabis investors, government regulators, entrepreneurs, and businesses on policy, business development, and community impact. Prior to joining Curaleaf, Ms. Tribble founded Marijuana Matters (M2), a cannabis education and advocacy incubator, and is also the founder of the Marijuana Policy Trust (MPT), a think tank providing expertise toward building an inclusive and diverse cannabis industry. Prior to MPT she was Chief Executive of Ground Game, LLC, a consultancy focused on health technologies and was a co-founder and director of business operations for United Medical Center’s Rose Clinic. Ms. Tribble holds a master’s degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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