The Evolution of the Pot Dealer

Please be aware that cannabis and related laws vary. Programming in this track is designed to inform attendees about this fast-changing industry, and does not promote the use or sale of illegal drugs.

As states around the U.S. and nations around the world rethink and rewrite their cannabis policies, what is happening to participants in the underground market? In the context of the War on Drugs, which has disproportionately harmed communities of color, how can people who have been impacted by prohibition begin to profit from the newly aboveground industry? How can communities that have been devastated by criminalization compete with well-funded cannabis corporations? In this panel, we’ll learn from leaders in the cannabis industry who approach these questions from different angles as they attempt to educate communities, create equitable cannabis policies, and incubate entrepreneurs looking to enter the industry.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate