I knew what I wanted and I knew how to relay what I needed, then I asked for their investment.
If I didn't seal the deal the first time out, I scheduled a follow-up call with them prior to letting them get off the phone and then I followed up—because the fortune is in the follow-up!
is now legal in eight states—there’s been a wave of entrepreneurs sparking up new streams of income in the marijuana business.
But it’s mostly whites who are making a profit from this “green rush.” According to only 1 percent (fewer than three dozen) of the 3,200 to 3,600 marijuana dispensaries in America are black-owned.
There’s a lot of medical and health disparities in that area, especially during the time when my great-grandparents and my grandparents were coming up, so traditional medicine is what they still use to this day.
My grandfather would always make herbal concoctions for our family and neighbors to help combat the symptoms of whatever illnesses they were experiencing.
I called each of the ones who were interested in getting into the industry personally.
Look at cases like Charlo Greene, the former news anchor whose on-air resignation to focus on her advocacy work with the Alaska Cannabis Club went viral in 2014.
Since making the career shift from journalism to izm, Greene reports says she's been unfairly targeted and discriminated against by local law enforcement.
As a person of color you’re legislatively barred from participating because application fees are so high or the cost of entry into the industry is so high that you don't have the financial means to compete.
Adams: I funded my startup by pitching to investors and potential investors in my immediate network of associates, family and friends.