This video is a special addition to the CPAacademy Archive.
A 2017 survey showed that only one-fifth of Cannapreneurs or Cannabis stakeholders were people of color. Just 4.3% were black. In an industry dominated by the white population, it’s disconcerting that rich, white CEOs are now making millions dealing in the same plant that communities of color have engaged with for decades, often meeting extremely disproportionate sentencing for minimal amounts of Cannabis. These practices continue in states in which Cannabis has not yet been legalized.
Although racism is a systemic issue in our country, we can largely thank the war on drugs for the ongoing disparities in Cannabis. Join DOPE CFO co-founder Naomi Granger, MBA, CPA as she discusses racism and inequality in Cannabis, and what you can do in your region to help close the gap.
Points she’ll address include:
A former “Big 4” accounting professional, Naomi has over 12 years of experience in both public accounting and industry accounting. She has managed large global teams responsible for planning, performing and managing audits of financial statements and internal controls over financial reporting. Noaomi was featured in MJ Biz’s Jan 2019 issue in their "Women to Watch" section.