Growing Talent prides itself on playing a role in bringing social equity to people and communities unjustly impacted by the war on drugs.
At Growing Talent, we are dedicated to creating an easily accessible platform that connects diverse professionals with top cannabis organizations and develop the next generation of leaders in the industry. This means committing to helping individuals and communities adversely impacted by the war on drugs find restitution in this thriving market and helping employers connect to historically underutilized talent.
Every 25 Seconds.
An American is incarcerated for drug possession every 25 seconds. This has resulted in the number of incarcerated adults for drug possession tripling since 1980.
20% of Population.
One-fifth of the incarcerated population is serving time for a non-violent drug offense with another 1.15M individuals on probation or parole for drug-related offenses.
In 2020, a person of color is 264% more likely to be arrested for a cannabis-related “offense” than a white individual even though cannabis-use is statistically similar across all demographics.
Join us in our fight for equity!
If you are a cannabis business interested in social equity as a principal and connecting with social equity candidates, we would love to hear from you!
Are you a social equity applicant or have questions about social equity hiring in the cannabis industry? We’d be happy to answer your questions! Talk to one of our recruiters today!
“The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”