Social equity deals with justice and fairness within social and fiscal policy. In terms of access to capital markets or opportunities for new businesses, (e.g., the cannabis industry) social equity programs are meant to develop pathways for companies and their owners, who may have been disadvantaged because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, and/or socioeconomic status, to create, start and grow their businesses.
In the cannabis industry, many states have included social equity programs like the one created in California, which are designed “to promote equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry in order to decrease disparities in life outcomes for marginalized communities, and to address the disproportionate impacts of the War on Drugs in those communities.” The success of these programs has varied from state to state.
One of Arcview Capital’s goals is to assist small businesses achieve their potential by fulfilling the promise that the cannabis industry presents. In doing so, Arcview Captial will help improve the world one business at a time. Arcview Capital can provide assistance to businesses owned and operated by individuals who may have been disadvantaged because of their race, gender, sexual orientation and/or socioeconomic status.
You can also help by donating to the following programs:
The Last Prisoner Project focuses on three key criminal justice reform initiatives: prisoner release, record clearing through clemency & expungement, and reentry programs.
National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance was founded to create social equity, social justice and diversity for those affected by the War on Drugs.
The Hood Incubator is committed to ending the drug war and reversing its harmful impacts on Black communities.
Minorities for Medical Marijuana is committed to cultivating a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought, experience and opportunities are valued, respected, appreciated and celebrated.