"With the endorsement of Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia will host one of the first conferences for black cannabis entrepreneurs this fall.

The Colorado-based coalition Women Grow will hold the event to bring more color to the white-dominated industry.

Desirée Ivey, Philadelphia market leader for Women Grow, said there are plenty of opportunities for black people in the cannabis industry.

'We need to get on this now because this is a billion-dollar industry,” she said. “And we all can benefit from it. We all can feed our kids and our families … whatever your angle is, there’s ways to do it in this industry.' [Read more...]"