June 12th 2022


Welcome to The Cannabis Chronicles, a 3-part series in which we'll explore the history of the non-neutral framework for “criminalization” in the U.S., current social equity challenges, and opportunities in the emerging cannabis industry for Black and Brown folks

In part 1, we speak with John J. Gilstrap, CEO & Founder of Awaken Space, a wellness + hemp extract experience product company. John helps us unpack the legalized cannabis landscape, discusses his journey to the industry and pours some tea for Black and Brown folks interested in the entrepreneur possibilities on ‘this side’ of the weed game.