“decriminalization And Diversity Are Hot Buttons For This Industry, And There Is A Low Percentage Of Canna-businesses Owned By People Of Color.  To Have One Of The Nation’s Most Prominent Voices Speak On This Topic At Cwcbexpo Is An Extreme Honor.  This Is A Turning Point For The Industry And We Are Proud To Have Rev.

Javits Convention Center in New York. As a minister and the head of one of the country’s leading civil rights organizations, Rev. Sharpton has been concerned for some time about the disproportionate number of marijuana arrests of Black people in this country, including the unintended or intended consequences of national marijuana laws. Rev. Al Sharpton said, “Just because I don’t use marijuana as a Minister, does not mean I have the right to impose my moral values on others. However, I will challenge the cannabis industry and its distributors in states where it is legal to support civil rights movements and ensure that we are not disproportionately excluded from business opportunities.” As a guest of CWCBExpo, Rev. Al Sharpton will discuss the need for greater inclusion of underrepresented communities in the fast-growing cannabis industry, which is expected to exceed $20 billion in 2020.  This will be the first time Rev. Sharpton will speak publicly about decriminalization of marijuana use, civil rights, and diversity in the cannabis industry, as well as the need to lay the groundwork now for a national movement to provide education and assure fair opportunity and involvement for people of color. “Decriminalization and diversity are hot buttons for this industry, and there is a low percentage of canna-businesses owned by people of color.  To have one of the nation’s most prominent voices speak on this topic at CWCBExpo is an extreme honor.  This is a turning point for the industry and we are proud to have Rev. Sharpton inspire real Medical marijuana action forward,” said Scott Giannotti, Managing Director, CWCB Expo Events.

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