The cannabis industry has accelerated its diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments, and it’s setting a bold vision. Here’s how.
A passionate conversation continues to be front and center within the cannabis industry about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). Will the rapidly growing U.S. market – with sales expected to reach $35 billion by 20251 – create meaningful economic opportunities for women, people of color, and other underrepresented communities? A growing number of leaders in the cannabis industry believe that it can and should.
Historically, DE&I has been a core value across the cannabis industry. As the commitment to DE&I continues, success stories are emerging, yet much work remains. Other industries can draw lessons from cannabis’s diligent efforts.