Cannabis Rescheduling: A Catalyst for Minority Empowerment in the Industry

"Every member of the cannabis industry should strive to be a social equity advocate!" Annu Khot, founder of Sociale Dispensary told exclusively to Benzinga.

At the heart of it all is a transformative debate on potential cannabis rescheduling and its profound implications for social equity within the cannabis industry.

The tectonic shift in the perception of cannabis, from a stigmatized Schedule I drug potentially to a more accepted Schedule III status, mirrors the transformative journey of minorities within the sector. Minorities, much like the perception of cannabis itself, can undergo significant evolution in how they're positioned in the market.

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Social Equity & The Future of Cannabis: Key Voices at Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference

The upcoming Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Chicago will be a focal point for these discussions. Key voices like Khot, Tahir Johnson, CEO of Simply Pure Trenton, Leah Bailey, CEO of Blounts & Moore Illinois, and Ernest Toney, founder of BIPOCann will provide insights on the transformative topic of 'Social Equity Stories: What Worked And What Didn't'. Save the dates: September 27-28.

"I've been…working on trying to advance social equity…full-time for the past five years of my life," said Johnson, a dedicated …

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