There’s a lot of racial inequality in the world today. Some people contend that whites get paid better than blacks. Others believe that blacks do the back-breaking jobs that whites won’t do. Al Sharpton understands this better than most folks.
The Reverend Al Sharpton actually said that the marijuana industry is too white.
Yes, he said that – kinda.
“Just because I don’t use marijuana as a Minister, does not mean I have the right to impose my moral values on others,” Sharpton said in statement sent to Huffington Post. “However, I will challenge the cannabis industry and its distributors in states where it is legal to support civil rights movements and ensure that we are not disproportionately excluded from business opportunities.”
It is estimated that three dozen of the almost 3,600 storefront marijuana dispensaries in the country are black-owned. That’s less than one percent.
So, pot is still illegal in 42 of our 50 states. Does that mean that Sharpton wants African-Americans to get involved in an industry that is probably illegal in their state? Or, does he want blacks to concentrate in the 8 states that have legalized the growing of marijuana?
Legalization of marijuana is a state issue, not federal. Sharpton should go on a mission to get pot legalized in all 50 states and then see how many black people get in on the multi-million dollar industry.
The Federalist Papers Project reports:
Say what you want about the “Reverend” Al Sharpton, but the man has some interesting priorities.
The notorious race-hustling con man has identified yet another corner of America allegedly plagued by racial inequality, and it’s a doozy.
The Huffington Post reports that Sharpton thinks the weed industry — and I don’t mean gardening — is too white.