In modern times, the disproportion of cannabis arrests and criminal charges between people of color and white people is highly concerning. A report made by the ACLU in 2013 concluded that POC are 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than white people. This is despite there being no real discrepancy in cannabis usage between POC and those groups that would be considered Caucasian.
By looking at the small number of POC who lead or own cannabis companies, recognizing how the war on drugs has disproportionally affected minorities, and calling out the racial bias that still exists, we’ve been able to recognize that we need to move in a better direction.
As a media company focused on experiential marketing, we work with brands to create highly impactful and engaging content through our publication, social media and events. This type of marketing is often times out of reach for small bootstrapped businesses, and especially minority owned companies.
Oov Lifestyle is proud to present an equity program in which we will be providing the following benefits:
- Exhibit at Oov Industry Holiday Party
- Recognition at Oov Industry Holiday Party
- Inclusion in Oov Approved gift bags
- Banner Ad on www.oov.life for one year
- Industry spotlight interview
- Feature in yearly magazine "The Journal" w/QR Code
- 12 IG Story features with company updates
- 4 IG Gallery features with company updates
- 2 Newsletter features with company updates
- Shareable event and product photography
If you are a person of color and have an amazing company that would be well-aligned for our brand and audience, we welcome your application!
Deadline for Entry: 8/1/2019
One company will be chosen: 8/15/2019
Equity Program Committee
Mskindness is her given name and a self-proclaimed calling toward philanthropy. After a long successful career in large scale fundraising, she earned her Master's degree in Education to become a high school Math Teacher. An accident during her second pregnancy meant that she found herself in constant pain. Her desire to find natural remedies led her into deep research only to find that cannabis was in fact, a necessary component for optimal health. Armed with this knowledge she founded a boutique line of cannabis infused remedies called Elixirs by Kindness. She is also the Co-Owner of The Alchemy Lounge, a members only Social club located in DTLA and the host of Sneaking in Silence, a podcast about Cannabis and Mindfulness.
Follow her on IG at @mskindness
Raeven Duckett is a cannabis equity activist and business leader within the industry. Duckett co-founded Community Gardens, a cannabis delivery service based in Oakland, California. Community Gardens was the first equity team to receive a license from the State of California for adult use sales of cannabis based on their participation in the
revolutionary city of Oakland Cannabis Equity program. Duckett believes in the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant and works within the community to educate on and
Follow her on IG at @raeven_elyse