One year ago today, For(bes) The Culture launched its #CultureTalks series with a day of conversations centered on cannabis use amid the pandemic—and the wave of Black business owners and investors destigmatizing and cashing in on an industry that’s expected to reach $75 billion by 2030. 

“To spread the message as a Black woman and [a woman of] Latino descent…it’s incredibly hard, especially within our communities,” said Chanda Macias—chairwoman and CEO of Women Grow, CEO of Ilera and one of the first Black women to receive a medical marijuana license—who spoke during the event. She was joined by fellow cannabis entrepreneurs, including NBA player Al Harrington, who…



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