Green Soap Box 2021: Cannabis Sustainability and Equity
April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
What is Green Soap Box?
Green Soapbox is an annul event, organized by the Delta Emerging Leaders Associate Board, that explores an environmental issue impacting our local community. You are invited to join in our next virtual Green Soapbox discussion with local experts participating in a panel.
Cannabis Sustainability and Equity
The recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois is leading to a rapid increase in growth of cannabis. Not only is cannabis energy and water intensive, but it’s also prompted the immediate need to address racial inequality in the distribution of cannabis dispensary licenses – and, a close examination of which communities are benefitting from this new opportunity for wealth creation for a previously criminalized activity. The cannabis industry is still heavily unjust. A series of experts and community members will explore opportunities to address both environmental sustainability and social justice within the industry.
Speakers and registration information will open soon.