OP-Ed: Locked Up And Locked Out, How To Ensure NY’s Black Community Gets Its Share Of Cannabis’ ‘Green Rush’

By Regina Smith

While Corvain Cooper sits in a prison cell in California facing a life sentence for marijuana-related charges he is dealing with the reality that he may never be reunited with his family again or get a second chance at life outside of prison. Continue Reading →

“The War On Cannabis, Prisoners Of Pot” Panel

In 2016, Drug Policy.com reported that, “Though low level marijuana possession arrests have declined, the arrests remained racially disparate, with 88% of people arrested being Black and Latino (with a large percentage of those arrested live in Harlem and Northern Manhattan), despite consistent government data that show young white men use at higher rates.” Continue Reading →

Free Screening Of The Critically Acclaimed Documentary 13th By Ava DuVernay

Grab the popcorn, sit back, and open your mind with the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA) as we continue our Social Justice event series with Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and New York University Students For Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) with a FREE screening of 13th, the documentary directed by Ava DuVernay. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: NY Medical Cannabis Orgs Talk “The Compassionate Care Act: Where Are We Now 1 Year Later?”

Join the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA) as they kick-off the New Year with “The Compassionate Care Act: Where Are We Now 1 Year Later?” Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Marijuana Entrepreneurs Aim For Diversity In Legal Cannabis Industry

Cannabis-Cultural-Association 3At the monthly cannabis industry meetups that have sprung up around New York City since the state legalized medical marijuana in 2014, aspiring entrepreneurs often discuss solutions to a glaring problem: Only five companies are currently allowed to produce and sell cannabis in New York. Continue Reading →