WHERE TO WATCH
4thMVMT Wants to Be the Answer to Social Equity
October 4, 2019
4thMVMT describes itself as the answer to social equity. CEO, Karim Webb, joined Cheddar to discuss the initiative that aims to provide tools to people that enable them to own and operate successful businesses.
M.M. LaFleur Looks To Help Women Running For Office
Feb 11, 2020
CannaBiz: LA's Social Equity Program, State of the Industry, and a Cannabis-Infused Valentine's Day
A Los Angeles social equity program set out to help minorities adversely affected by cannabis criminalization. Activist and program applicant Kika Keith joins Cheddar to share first-hand what went wrong in the system. A new study released today by Ello Capital suggests some of the biggest Canadian marijuana companies have less than a year's worth of cash left on average. U.S. companies aren't faring much better, on average they only have about 14 months of cash on hand. For more, we spoke to Gordon L. Johnson, Research Analyst at GLJ and Emily Flippen, Investment Analyst at Motley Fool. Foria uses the cannabis plant to enhance users' sexual wellness. Chief Brand Educator Kiana Reeves joins Cheddar to talk about turning two taboos into one booming sector of the sexual health industry.
Feb 10, 2020
Women-Owned Businesses Grow, but Council Says Still a Long Way to Go
Despite more businesses being owned by women and women of color, National Women's Business Council member Shelonda Stokes notes it's only the beginning of the story.
Nov 5, 2019
African-American Entrepreneur to Front Cannabis Dispensary Application Fee for 100 Social Equity Candidates in Illinois
Illinois recently became the first state to legalize adult-use cannabis through its legislature. That law also included a slate of social equity provisions intended to repair decades of damage from cannabis criminalization by giving minority communities a chance to participate in the new and legal marijuana economy. Still, there's reason to believe some individuals could have trouble paying the $2,500 application fee for dispensary licenses. That's why Chicago entrepreneur, Seke Ballard, is offering to front marijuana dispensary application fees for 100 social equity candidates. Ballard joined Cheddar to discuss.