Asian American Leadership in the Global Cannabis Community

Asian Americans are currently the fastest growing racial group in the United States, accounting for about six percent of the population. Right now, only 2.4 percent of cannabis businesses in the nation operate under Asian American leadership. Alongside other communities of color, Asian Americans are carving out a special place in the cannabis industry as innovators, community builders, and social equity champions.

The United States may be riddled with a bleak legacy of racial injustice, but it is home to an incredibly diverse community with roots around the world. The evolving cannabis industry is viewed by many as an opportunity to create an inclusive, accessible, and culturally responsive community. The cannabis community has the power to operate with deep intentionality to heal the societal damage caused by prohibition and reject trends of performative activism…

 


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