The legendary star Whoopi Goldberg featured on the cover of the first Black Cannabis magazine this week.
The new media venture will report on the culture and contributions of Black, Indigenous, and people of colour across the burgeoning cannabis industry.
The first print and digital issue of the magazine, which launched on April 20 (4/20) features artist and entrepreneur Whoopi Goldberg on the cover.
As the first quarterly publication by and for people of colour in cannabis, Black Cannabis Magazine will explore all facets of the cannabis culture, community, and commerce, spanning professional sports, celebrities, entrepreneurs, politics, music, fashion, and more.
“It’s an honour to grace the very first cover of Black Cannabis Magazine,” said Goldberg.
“As a long-time cannabis advocate and entrepreneur, I’m happy to support the launch of a new publication focused on starting conversations and covering issues that educate, entertain, and inspire people of colour in the cannabis community.”
The magazine was founded by LA based Steven Palmer, aka ‘Hazey Taughtme’ the entrepreneur, DJ, and media personality best known for creating the popular internet radio station Haze.
Taughtme commented: “The legal cannabis industry so many of us enjoy and benefit from today is deeply rooted in Black culture, yet until now there’s been no prominent media source focused on supporting and celebrating the many contributions people of colour are making to move the industry forward.
“To have true social equity in cannabis, you first need an equal share of voice. I founded Black Cannabis Magazine as a must-read cultural hub and content mecca highlighting Black excellence in cannabis.”
April’s issue features an exclusive interview with Whoopi Goldberg to announce her new cannabis lifestyle management brand, Emma & Clyde by Whoopfam.
Named as a tribute to Goldberg’s mother and brother, Emma & Clyde’s elevated and socially conscious product line will include a range of edibles, pre-rolls, flower, and accessories for medical and recreational consumers.
Additional topics in the issue range from a profile of Corvain Cooper, a man whose life sentence for a non-violent cannabis charge was commuted earlier this year, to a review of Monogram by Jay-Z; and from pro tips for a crossover career in cannabis to a primer on terpenes and cannabinoids.
Taughtme added: “I believe that legal marijuana can and will change the economic trajectory for people of colour.
“Black Cannabis Magazine is on a mission to shed light on the positive impact of legal marijuana on the global marketplace and the role people of colour are playing to educate, advocate, and help rewire long-outdated beliefs and social mores surrounding this plant.”
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