The Legal and Business Case for Diversity (CLI 2018)

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Legalizing cannabis presents an opportunity to address and eliminate the legacy of racial injustices spurred by cannabis prohibition. However, despite strong moral, business, and legal reasons for equality practices to flourish, the communities most harmed by prohibition are benefiting the least from legalization. This panel of diversity experts will provide lessons learned from industries and organizations outside of cannabis, and provide a set of best practices for diversity, inclusion, and equity that will enable the cannabis industry to thrive as a model for corporate responsibility and community reinvestment.

Shanita Penny (Budding Solutions)
Dr. Chanda Macias (National Holistic Healing Center)
Jonica Armstrong, DSW (Community Relations Professional)
Brandon Wyatt (Wyatt Legal & Consulting)
Eddie L. Pounds (O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A.)