In 2012, about 40,000 inmates in state and federal prisons were serving time for crimes involving marijuana. However, it looks like In just five years the same product that has locked up so many young African American people can now employ them in an emerging industry that few have chartered through.
In this episode of #GOALS we sat down with a cannabis success story: Hope Wiseman. This serial entrepreneur and former Wall Street intern is now the youngest African American woman to own a cannabis dispensary in the United States.
Listen to the details and learn how at just 25 Hope, with the help of her two business partners set out on a quest to own and operate 3 facilities in regards to the cannabis industry:
A Cultivation Center
(which houses the various strains of organically grown cannabis)
A Processing Center
(creates extracts and infused products for patients)
& A Dispensary
We talk everything from the varying marijuana laws in each state, to the process of winning a license to grow cannabis, discriminatory practices in the industry, body highs vs cerebral highs, and so much more.
If you are a smoker, a hustler, or looking to get into an emerging industry than this episode is one you do not want to miss.