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Saturday, February 3 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Legal weed: Who profits and who loses?

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Five years after Washington’s historic passage of Initiative 502, which made it legal to posses and sell recreational marijuana, retail stores are thriving and cannabis is a $1.5 billion statewide industry. But who’s profiting from the end of the War on Drugs? So far, the people who suffered the most from the war’s racist underpinnings are benefiting the least from legalization. Female entrepreneurs are making the cannabis space their own, but people of color remain notably underrepresented in the industry. Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott leads a conversation on the opportunities, the barriers to entry, and the innovative equity policies now being tested in Massachusetts, California, and Maryland.

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Bruce Barcott (Moderator)

Bruce Barcott is the deputy editor of Leafly.com. Barcott is the author of "Weed the People: The Future of Marijuana Legalization in America" and also wrote Time Magazine’s special issue, “Marijuana Goes Main Street.” He is a Guggenheim Fellow in nonfiction, and you can find... Read More →
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Jody Hall

Jody Hall is the founder of The Goodship and Cupcake Royale. After establishing Cupcake Royale as one of Seattle’s most beloved institutions, Jody Hall set sail into the cannabis business by creating The Goodship, the gold standard among cannabis edibles companies. 
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Jesce Horton

Jesce Horton is the owner of Panacea Valley Gardens, a cultivation center and boutique edibles line serving cannabis patients in Portland, OR. He is also the co-founder of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, a non-profit organization focused on increasing diversity in the... Read More →

Saturday February 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm PST
Pigott Auditorium