I recognize that as a cis white woman of some economic means living in Vermont, I am enormously privileged. I have had access to education both in herbal medicine and in cannabis science and have worked in the cannabis industry without legal repercussion. Not everyone has these same privileges, and this is something almost always forgotten in discussions of the "green rush." The opportunities available today exist because of decades of racism, classism, xenophobia, and mass incarceration.
Rather than deny these privileges, I am attempting to use them for the benefit of those who have paid the price of prohibition the most, and to redistribute wealth more generally. 10% of all profit is donated to various social causes, including National Bail Out, RAICES, and others.