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Howard University Alum Launches Program For People Of Color Impacted By The War On Drugs To Own Licensed Cannabis Dispensaries

Hey, everyone! I wanted to take a moment to highlight my friend Rashaan Everett who, at just 24 years old, has launched a successful California-based cannabis production and distribution business called Good Tree. The company has generated over $3.5 million in revenue and is already profitable which is why Rashaan has a new focus—creating opportunities for minorities and those who were adversely impacted by the war on drugs to get in on a piece of the cannabis market share. 

Earlier this year, Everett launched ‘Growing Talent’ which is a cannabis technology company deeply rooted in social justice. Due to lack of capital, technology and other resources, dispensaries owned by people of color are struggling to expand. As a matter of fact, less than 1 in 5 dispensary owners are people of color and Rashaan seeks to change this. 
“As more and more states legalize cannabis, there is a huge opportunity to cultivate and train entrepreneurs of color, especially those affected by the war on drugs, so they can begin to sell, manage, analyze, and expand their businesses under a nationally recognized brand,” Rashaan tells Forbes.
 
This is where y’all come in. Growing Talent is raising money so that they can cultivate new cannabis entrepreneurs and help them with the licensing process, property procurement, compliance training, business development, and more!

“This system assists equity applicants and entrepreneurs in nearly every functional area of business, including but not limited to:

  • Point of sale

  • Inventory tracking

  • Delivery logistics

  • Hiring, onboarding, and time-tracking

  • Accounting, payroll, and tax preparation

  • Compliance management

  • Security

We also have a trained pharmacist on our executive team with over 15 years of medication therapy management, accreditation preparedness, operations development.

Through social equity, we’re able to provide our technology and mentorship at a fraction of the cost to people of color who otherwise wouldn’t have the means to do so.”

                                    -Growing Talent

Visit GrowingTalent.Org for more information and to become an investor today. 

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