The LGBTQ+ and cannabis communities are inextricably linked thanks to the HIV/Aids activists who worked to pass Proposition 215, the 1996 law that legalized medical cannabis in California. As we enter Pride season, you’ll probably see some brands “rainbow-washing,” or putting on a colorful but performative show of solidarity that oftentimes does not directly benefit the LGBTQ+ community at all.

Once considered an exclusive boys’ club, the cannabis industry continues to evolve into a more diverse and inclusive space, but there is still work to be done. In celebration of Pride, Weedmaps sat down with LGBTQ+ cannabis professionals to have the difficult yet necessary conversations about their experiences working in the industry.

This discussion on cannabis, equality, and how we can…

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