“What if we all went in $100 on a Marijuana Handlers Card for somebody who can’t afford it?’
That was the question, Raina Casey, a Portland Death Doula, posed to her social media circle in the days following George Floyd’s murder. As the city rallied to support the Black cannabis community, Casey’s question illuminated just how undersized that community was.
It was a straightforward question, but the cascade of responses made it clear that in asking, Casey had presented an uncomplicated solution to this particular instance of industry gatekeeping; preventing anyone who can’t afford to spend $100 from legally entering the Oregon cannabis industry.
Casey, whose business supports the needs of those in life/death transition with cannabis advocacy, is well aware of the…
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