The following is an excerpt from this week’s For(bes) the Culture newsletter, dedicated to elevating and empowering Black and Brown professionals. Sign up for the newsletter here.

One year ago today, For(bes) The Culture launched its first day of #CultureTalks. With a 4/20 theme, it featured cannabis-industry experts, including Al Harrington, former NBA player and CEO of cannabis company Viola, Chanda Macias, chairwoman CEO of Women Grow and CEO of Ilera, and Seun Adedeji, CEO of Elev8 cannabis.

The pandemic has seen a wave of Black-owned investors and business owners stepping up to destigmatize cannabis and CBD…

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