Let’s talk about sex, baby! No, but for real. Why be shy (or quiet) about something we all do…and enjoy? Sex is just a normal, fun part of life! The beauty of sex is that there’s always something new you can discover about yourself or your partner. I’ll be the first to say that trying new things in the sheets with your boo can light that spark back up or keep it going strong!  

Something new you can try to take that bedroom game up to the next level is to perfectly marry food, weed, and sex altogether. Talk about that threesome, Greenies. You already know that’s a life-changing combo. When you add natural aphrodisiacs and cannabis into your sex life, magic happens. Keep reading to find out how. I promise you won’t regret it. 

First, what are natural aphrodisiacs?

For most of us, we all have some sort of sexual drive—and that’s one of the most incredible things about being human. We have a natural want for sexual connection and pleasure! And it only makes sense that our big, beautiful Earth supports that sexual lust we all have with natural aphrodisiacs. 

If you’ve never heard of aphrodisiacs, or haven’t tried any of them before, this is the sign you’ve been waiting for. Aphrodisiacs are foods that can straight up help you get in the mood, enhance your performance, and even increase the pleasure you feel. I know, it seems unreal. But, this is real ass life, Greenies. 

Incorporating aphrodisiacs into your daily life has the potential to up your bedroom game! And it’s not just hearsay, it’s backed by actual science too. 

The best natural aphrodisiacs out there 

If you’re curious about playing around with natural aphrodisiacs, you’ll definitely want to know what’s out there, right? Yes, some foods have been backed by scientific studies and data, but there are also some that are well known from more anecdotal experiences among society.

Some of the aphrodisiacs backed with science are:

  • Maca: A sweet root vegetable that grows naturally in Peru that can help boost your libido 
  • Red ginseng: A popular herb in Chinese medicine that may help increase sex drive, arousal, and erectile function
  • Pistachios: They increase blood flow that contributes to firmer erections
  • Saffron: A southwest Asian spice that can improve erectile function and lubrication for women

Some of the other well known aphrodisiacs that don’t have strong scientific evidence are:

  • Spinach
  • Dark chocolate
  • Peppers
  • Oysters
  • Crab

I won’t lie, I believe wholeheartedly in the magic of aphrodisiacs, but when you add cannabis to the mix…game over! 

Weed and sex: The perfect combo  

I’m just going to say it, having sex while high is bomb. That’s my personal opinion, but I know I’m not the only one who feels that way! Weed is already known to heighten your senses in different ways, but it’s actually been proven to enhance your sex life. 

Check this shit out: 

  • In a study done in the Journal of Sex Medicine, they found that cannabis users had more monthly and daily sex compared with those who never used
  • They also found that women who smoked weed before having sex had 2.13 higher odds of reporting a satisfactory orgasm

When it comes to men though, there’s a higher possibility of erectile dysfunction, according to the studies done. So, my ladies out there, give weed and sex a try if you’re open to it! 

The best cannabis options for sex

At this point, we know that weed and sex make the perfect match. But, are there particular strains or mediums that are most effective in upping that bedroom game? 

Of course, it’ll differ from person to person based on preferences, but here’s what some cannabis users and sex doers say:

Greenies, if you want to have an unforgettable night of weed and sex with your partner, or even just solo, I’m throwing some recommendations your way. Straight from the heart. 

Food & cannabis pairings for a steamy night

Grab your sweetheart, or your favorite toy, and give these food and cannabis combos a go. And please, reach out to me and tell me how your experience was! 

Dark chocolate & cannabis-infused wine

This is one of my favorites ever because it feels so romantic. Really lean in and set the mood for your steamy night of food, weed, and sex:

  • Go to the store and buy some dark chocolate, and I mean the real shit. 
  • Don’t forget to grab the vino too! I always like a dry red. To infuse it, get your hands on some of my THC oil and put a drop in each of your wine glasses after they’re poured. 
  • Have an intimate dinner at home, just the two of you. Sip on your wine, eat your meals and then enjoy the chocolate as a dessert afterward. Then, it’s on! 
  • Shoot, bring the chocolate and the wine into the bedroom too. If you could go for another glass, depending on how you feel, do it up!

Oysters & a sativa strain flower

If you’re a seafood fan like me, this one’s for you. Oysters are too good. The fact that they’re also natural aphrodisiacs makes me love them even more. Here’s what I would do for this food, weed, and sex pairing:

  • Have date night at your fave seafood restaurant and order the oysters 
  • On your way home, stop by the dispensary and grab a Sativa strain of flower. I absolutely love super lemon haze. The effects are so energizing and definitely put me in the mood!
  • As soon as you get home, smoke a bowl together, get cozy, and let your freak flags fly

I seriously can’t think of a better time than mixing food, weed, and sex together for a more than memorable night. Embrace your sexuality. Revel in your love for food. And enjoy cannabis for everything it has to offer…all at the same time. I’m telling you, you’ll love it. 

I’m not even gonna play, fall is my favorite season. All the pumpkin-flavored goodies come out, that sweater weather starts rolling in, and it always seems like there’s a little more family time. 

It’s also that time when I start bustin’ out my fall flavors and creating all kinds of sweet cannabis treats that only make sense when the leaves start changing colors. I hope you’re ready for my best homemade edible recipes for fall, Greenies! 

These 3 will have you feeling some type of way during my favorite season. Mouthwatering and all!

Fall Edible Recipe #1: Apple Cider Weed Donuts

Nothing else says ‘fall’ quite like some sweet apple cider. You seriously can’t go wrong. It’s basically the infamous drink of autumn. In true Green Baker fashion, I’ve taken one of my favorite fall flavors and married it with one of my favorite sweets — donuts! 

Honestly, these cannabis-infused babies can be enjoyed any time of the day (not just at breakfast) and they’re so, so good when they’re still a little warm from the oven. These homemade edibles just hit. Here’s how to whip them up yourself:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (360ml) apple cider 
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) unsalted The Green Baker cannabis butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated The Green Baker cannasugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk, at room temperature*
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Topping

  • 1 cup (200g) granulated TGB sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon apple pie spice*
  • 6 Tablespoons (85g) unsalted TGB butter, melted

PREPARATION

Reduce the apple cider: Stirring occasionally, simmer the apple cider in a small saucepan over low heat until you’re left with about 1/2 cup. Start checking at 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, etc. until you have 1/2 cup (120ml). Mine takes about 20 minutes. If there are any spices or solids on top of your reduced apple cider, leave them. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Spray donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.

Make the donuts: Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, apple pie spice, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.

Whisk the melted butter, egg, brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together. Pour into the dry ingredients, add the reduced apple cider, and whisk everything together until smooth and combined. Batter will be slightly thick.

Spoon the batter into the donut cavities — for ease, I highly recommend using a large zipped-top bag. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cup, filling about halfway.

Bake for 10-11 minutes or until the edges and tops are lightly browned. To test, poke your finger into the top of the donut. If the donut bounces back, they’re done. Cool donuts for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Re-grease the pan and bake the remaining donut batter.

Coat the donuts: Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and apple pie spice together in a medium bowl. Once cool enough to handle, dunk both sides of each donut in the melted butter, then generously in the apple spice topping.

Donuts are best served immediately. Leftovers keep well covered tightly at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Fall Edible Recipe #2: Cannabis-Infused Marshmallows

I absolutely love this homemade edible recipe because it’s so versatile! Not only that but marshmallows and fall go together like me and cannabis. You can use these cannabis-infused marshmallows in your hot chocolate, your s’mores, and even in your sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving. 

Hey, they’re totally good by themselves too! This is a judgment-free zone, Greenies. Here’s how you can make regular marshmallows even better:

INGREDIENTS

  • .75 oz unflavored gelatin 3 envelopes of Knox plain unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups The Green Baker granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp Amoretti® Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract Water Soluble 2x (optional)
  • 1.5 – 3 tbsp Amoretti® Artisan Natural Flavor OR 1 ¾ tsp Amoretti® Extract
  • Confectioners’ sugar

PREPARATION

Prepare a 9 x 9-inch pan or sheet pan with lightly oiled plastic wrap (if you want thinker marshmallows use a 9 x 9 pan for thinner use a sheet pan). In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water. Let soak while preparing the next step.

Combine ¼ cup water, sugar, and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. Once sugar is dissolved bring to a roaring boil for 1 minute without stirring. Remove from heat and carefully pour sugar mixture into the gelatin mixture.

Attach the whisk to the mixer and mix starting on low. Add salt and increase speed to high gradually. After about 10 minutes when the mixture has cooled add in your Artisan or Extract flavor of choice. Mix until incorporated scraping the sides of the bowl if needed.

Grease a rubber scraper and hands with oil. Transfer marshmallows to your prepared pan and press in evenly. Sprinkle the top with powder sugar and smooth over the marshmallows.

Let set overnight.

Dust a cutting board with powdered sugar and carefully remove marshmallows from the pan. Oil a large knife or pizza cutter and slice into your preferred size marshmallows. Toss in a bowl with a bit more powdered sugar. Enjoy alone, on s’mores, hot chocolate, and more!

Fall Edible Recipe #3: Canna Candied Pecans 

You know when you’re at one of your local fall festivals picking out pumpkins with your family and there’s the strong, sweet, and cinnamon-y smell that fills the air? You know what it is. It’s always those candied nuts that you have to get every year because the smell gets you every time!

Well, now you can make them in your own house and also get to enjoy the wonderful effects of the cannabis plant. My canna candied pecans are super easy to make and are drool-worthy. I promise. The crunch alone is *chef’s kiss*.  Here’s how to make the magic happen:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup white The Green Baker sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pound pecan halves

PREPARATION

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Mix sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl, set aside.

Whisk egg white and water together in a separate bowl until frothy. Toss pecans in the egg white mixture. Mix sugar mixture into pecan mixture until pecans are evenly coated. Spread coated pecans onto a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes until pecans are evenly browned and dry for about 1 hour. Let cool completely and then store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

If you don’t feel up to making these fall homemade edibles yourself, you can always hit your girl up! The Green Baker’s got you. Check out my Instagram page for my latest seasonal weed treats!

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Cannabis has come a really long way. More and more states are legalizing its use and it’s becoming more socially accepted. Unfortunately, that stops with banking. It’s probably nothing that has ever crossed your mind, but cannabis banking is a whole ass mess! 

In fact, since weed isn’t federally legal yet, a lot of cannabis businesses don’t have access to banking at all. And in my opinion, that’s total BS. Let me give you the lowdown, Greenies. 

#1: Cannabis businesses experience endless banking barriers.

If you’ve ever wanted to open your own cannabis company, just know there are some major banking barriers coming your way. 

What does that mean exactly? Basically, some of the simplest, and most important banking needs for your company to operate efficiently won’t be accessible to you like: 

  • Accept credit cards payments from customers
  • Open up bank accounts or credit cards 
  • Make wire transfers to other businesses
  • Pay their payroll taxes by check
  • Take out loans to expand the business or hire staff

As a result of all this cannabis banking drama, the marijuana industry is straight cash. Can you imagine how much cash these businesses are pulling every single day? Imagine having to manage all that without the help of a bank! It really does come with its own host of problems. 

For one, in order to transport and protect all that cash, cannabis businesses have to rely on armored trucks and armed security guards. That’s why you’ll always see guards at the dispensaries. They have to physically protect their cash from potential criminals–because of the way they deal with cash, they easily attract more crime too. 

Non-related, small businesses are also affected

The even crazier part about all of this is that other small businesses that have absolutely nothing to do with cannabis are also affected by these cannabis banking issues. 

How? Marijuana companies can’t deposit all the money they’re making into a bank account so that money can’t be used to issue loans to businesses that need them. Just think how many other small businesses could thrive if the weed industry’s $9 billion was accessible to issue out loans. 

And speaking of loans, if you work in the cannabis industry in general (as in, not a business owner), it’s still going to be challenging for you to do things like take out a home loan.   

#2: Banks can get into big legal trouble if they work with cannabis companies.

Trust me, I know what you’re thinking…why? Why are banks so unwilling to work with weed businesses? Because they get reprimanded when they do. 

“Any bank that provides services to a legal marijuana business faces possible criminal prosecution for “aiding and abetting” a federal crime and money laundering.” 

Since marijuana isn’t legal at the federal level, and it’s a Scheduled I Controlled Substance, these banks can technically get into legal trouble. Isn’t that something else? These businesses do have a choice though, they can still take on the risk if they want. They just have to jump through hoops. 

If a bank wants to do business with a cannabis company, they have to:

  • File suspicious activity reports, even in states where it’s legal
  • File reports for anyone depositing funds ‘derived from illegal activity’
  • File a report when a state government deposits tax revenue paid by marijuana firms into the state’s bank account

Having to comply with a heavy set of regulations like these is exactly what’s deterring banks from working with cannabis businesses. It’s sad! The good news though is at least some progress has been made in different ways. 

#3: There’s been progress, but there’s still a long way to go.

Cannabis banking has always been an uphill battle for marijuana business owners. Fortunately, we’ve been able to adapt to the current barriers thanks to fintech companies–who get the struggle. Many have stepped in to offer payment and compliance solutions like

  • ACH/e-Check solutions
  • ATM solutions
  • Bank to bank transfers
  • Cryptocurrency solutions
  • Point of sale systems
  • Seed-to-sale tracking
  • Taxation and other compliance solutions

With the help of these innovators, cannabis companies can at least do business! In addition to that, things are starting to move in congress with the SAFE Banking Act.

Crossing our fingers for the SAFE Banking Act 

Right this very moment, the SAFE Banking Act is sitting in the committee, patiently waiting to be passed (hopefully). If and when this act passes, it will  “ensure access to financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers”. Hallelujah! 

In a nutshell, marijuana companies’ revenue won’t be considered “proceeds from unlawful activity” and they won’t face the majority of the banking barriers they’re facing today. The SAFE Banking Act has been in the works for 2 years, so let’s hope it gets moved forward sooner than later!

Personally, I think as marijuana is more widely accepted everywhere, we’ll inch closer and closer to federal legalization. Which will lead to cannabis banking being a lot more accessible. I won’t lie, there’s going to be so many growing pains in the process. But, I’m here for it. 

 

You know that weed brownie your bestie gave you that’s been chillin’ in your pantry for the last month? You better get to eating it, Greenie! You’ve probably wondered at some point in your life if edibles go bad–the short answer is yes! If you dabble in edibles often, you’ll want to know all the details on this, so let’s dig in. 

The ingredients play a huge part  

Like with anything else, the ingredients in your edible are a huge factor in determining how long it’ll be good for. Some foods are more perishable than others! For example, if your edible has any sort of dairy ingredients (think milk, butter, oils, etc.), it’ll most likely have a shorter shelf-life than other edibles. This includes fresh, baked goods like cookies, cakes, and brownies.

You’ll experience this the most when purchasing your edibles from smaller or local businesses that home-make their edibles (like mine at The Green Baker!). 

We don’t add any kind of preservatives to the mix for a longer shelf-life, whereas some larger-scale cannabis companies do since they produce in such large quantities. 

A few things to keep in mind with edible expiration

  • While some edibles may not ‘go bad’ because they don’t have those dairy ingredients, like gummies and chocolate, they can still get stale (hard pass!).
  • Any edible you buy from a dispensary will have an expiration date on the packaging. Stick to those as much as you can.
  • If you’re wondering if your edible has gone bad, smell test that shit! If it smells, tastes or looks funky, it’s time to get rid of it.
  • Refrigerated edibles typically last 5-7 days and candies, gummies, and lollipops usually last the longest 

What happens to an edible’s potency over time?

If you’re questioning whether your edible has gone bad or not, you’re also probably wondering if it’ll still be as potent as when you first bought it. You would think that the closer an edible gets to expiring, the less potent it becomes, right? 

That’s actually not the case! Regardless of the edible itself going bad, the potency of the cannabinoids in the edible remains relatively the same. If you’re talking a 3-6 month period, the potency would remain unchanged, unless stored incorrectly.  

When comparing CBD to THC in an edible though, THC slowly degrades over time, whereas CBD is a lot more stable. You can expect the THC potency in your edibles to last around 6 months.

The way that you store your edibles also has an effect on their potency and ability to last! Allowing too much oxygen to get to your edibles, for example, can definitely lead to degradation. 

Air, light, heat, and time are all working against your edibles, which is why it’s essential you store them right. Use common sense. If you leave a cannabis-infused rice crispy treat out on the counter, unwrapped, it’s going to go bad and lose its potency faster. 

How to preserve and store edibles appropriately

To truly enjoy your edibles like they’re meant to be, you need to keep them in pristine condition! The last thing you want to do is buy a bunch, take a couple bites, and leave them half-opened on your counter for days or weeks.

Keep these things in mind:

  • Refrigerate more perishable edibles that have dairy ingredients (cakes, cookies, brownies, etc.)
  • Store edibles like gummies, chocolate, etc. in cool, dry and dark places (like your pantry)
  • Put your edibles in air-tight bags or containers to keep them as fresh as possible
  • Sticking your edibles in the freezer is also an option and can help with longevity 
  • Try not to hang on to edibles for more than 6 months 

The Green Baker’s two cents 

My advice to you? Don’t wait so long to eat your edibles! Or purchase smaller packs so you’re more likely to eat them before they go bad. You don’t want to waste your money, right? And you definitely don’t want to eat edibles that taste like shit! 

With all of the edibles I make, I provide care instructions for them so you know exactly how to store them and how long you can enjoy them. You already know I have a whole ass selection that’s continuing to grow! 

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If you think cannabis and racism don’t have any correlation to each other, it’s time to wake up Greenies! I want to hit a more serious note with this one and put aside my usual baking talk. This is something I’m passionate about and I think it’s good for people to know! 

Two major conversations are currently taking place in our country: racial injustice and the legalization/acceptance of cannabis. Though it may seem like these are two completely unrelated things, they are actually very linked. A quick look back at the history between the two says it all. 

Understanding the bigger picture can help us all to ‘right’ many wrongs, and steer future business in a more fair, balanced direction for all of us. 

The Start of Cannabis in the US

So, let’s take it back to the beginning of cannabis in the US so we can start to paint a picture:

  • In the 1800s, there were no federal restrictions on the sale or possession of cannabis in the US
  • In the early 1900s, Mexican immigrants came to the US, fleeing their country due to political unrest, and they brought with them recreational cannabis use—and it took off. 
  • In the 1920s, Mexican immigrants were negatively associated with cannabis as anti-drug campaigners described terrible crimes associated with the people who used it. 
  • In 1936, Reefer Madness underscored the association with weed (or “demon weed”) and Mexican immigrants, black Americans, prostitutes, and the lower class.
  • In 1937, cannabis sales started being taxed
  • In 1938, fear-mongering instigator Harry Anslinger enacted the Marihuana Tax Act
  • In 1952, the Boggs Act was passed which made sentencing for drug convictions mandatory (possession could land you in prison and leave you with a huge ass fine)
  • In 1960-1970, the era of hippies and flower power changed the perception of weed with a counterculture movement weed-smoking took on a new perception through the counterculture movement 
  • In 1970, the Controlled Substances Act was passed which made cannabis a schedule I drug (in the same category as heroin and LSD)

And to this very day, it’s still considered a schedule I drug! Crazy. 

The Misconceptions Created Around Cannabis

It wasn’t long after the introduction of cannabis to the US that propaganda surrounding it started to come out. This led to legislation that created more misconceptions around cannabis use. 

The first major piece of misleading propaganda was a film called Reefer Madness. It portrayed young teenagers getting high for the first time and committing murder, attempting rape, and hallucinating. A little extra, right? Most of the media during this time showcased weed as a gateway drug to the hard stuff, like heroin and morphine.

Though Mexican immigrants were cast in a negative light nearly from the beginning, it wasn’t until Reefer Madness hit the big screen and the Marihuana Tax Act was passed by Harry Anslinger that misconceptions really centered around race. 

In Anslinger’s position of power, he sold the idea of marijuana as a violence-inducing drug. He also connected it to black and Hispanic people by saying cannabis made Black people forget their place in society or jazz music was evilly crafted by high people. Say what…

The sad part is that it really showed in our society. One year after the act was passed, black people were three times more likely to be arrested for violating narcotics laws than white people. Mexicans also were nine times more likely to be arrested for the same charge. This is despite the use of cannabis is nearly equal among whites, blacks, and Hispanics. 

The Precedent Was Set

From the very beginning, this narrative was put into place—and it targeted black and brown people. Politicians used marijuana as a way to divide everyone by

“Painting the drug as a scourge from south of the border to a ‘jazz drug’ to the corruptive intoxicant of choice for beatniks and hippies, marijuana as a drug and the laws that sought to control it played on some of America’s worst tendencies around race, ethnicity, civil disobedience, and otherness” 

The government straight up described cannabis as a drug for the inner city and Blacks. They also lied about it leading to murder, rape, and insanity. And don’t forget, cannabis usage among whites and non-whites were pretty much the same! 

Which is crazy considering still to this day, black Americans are arrested for cannabis charges nearly 4:1, compared to whites. In the ’60s though, more of the white community got involved in the Make Peace Not War era, which put marijuana out there in a positive light. But, it wasn’t enough to stop Nixon’s Controlled Substance Act. This thing essentially snowballed arrests for cannabis, keeping the black and brown communities incarcerated even longer! 

Marijuana’s Controlled Substance Categorization

With the passing of the Controlled Substance Act, weed became a schedule I drug. Still blows my mind to this day! You know what else is considered a schedule I drug? Let me name a few for you, Greenies:

  • Heroin
  • Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
  • 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy)
  • Methaqualone
  • Peyote

How are you going to tell me that cannabis belongs up there with all of those drugs? Schedule I drugs are legit considered ‘drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse’. Not gonna lie too, it’s interesting to me that tobacco and alcohol aren’t listed as any type of drug. 

Where We Are Now

When we look at where we are now, we have definitely come a long way. States are now taking regulation into their own hands and pushing to decriminalize it. Basically, no penalty for being in possession of it–a huge step towards protecting the brown and black community against the racist nature of cannabis policy. 

Even states like New York have been advocating to decriminalize it federally! Their Senator totally understands the role that race has played all this time. The new bill he’s proposing is purposely trying to make recompense to poor and colored communities for years of damage done by super restrictive federal drug policy. 

The best part is that it calls for the immediate expunging of nonviolent, marijuana-related arrests and convictions from federal records. That’s what I’m talkin’ bout. 

The Lasting Effects

As I’m sure you’re well aware, there’s also been a huge push for police reform. Which is important for educational purposes when it comes to the role cannabis plays in society now. 

Changing policies and this push for police reform are helping to not only put cannabis in a category to help people but also to begin creating racial equality within this industry that’s finally starting to take hold in the right way. 

Years of prosecutions of primarily black and brown people have just had a huge impact on communities all over! While expungement is definitely a way to start turning those wrongs into rights,: 

“It still doesn’t make up for the years and decades of fewer educational, employment, and other related opportunities as a result of that drug arrest. Nor does record expungement assist the people who have been negatively affected by a family member’s drug arrest and/or incarceration.”

What WE Can Do

While we can’t change how cannabis had such a racially driven component to it in the past, we can take note of the history and do better moving forward. 

  • We can support movements that focus on retraining and reforming police that address existing and ongoing racial disparities
  • We can all do our part to spread awareness
  • We can support black and brown owned businesses 
  • We can use cannabis responsibly and make an effort to educate each other 

Cannabis is a soul-hugging medicine that can bring us together, no matter the color of our skin. It should be something to come together over and share the love in. And at The Green Baker, that’s exactly what I aim to do! 

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