We want to live in a world that is just. We know that the liberation and self-determination of Black people and healing the legacy of racism in America are critical for the health and prosperity of all people.
Since the founding of this country, Black people have survived policies and systems ranging from chattel slavery to Jim Crow laws, put into place by politicians and the wealthy elite to hoard resources and protect their own power. The war on drugs is just of the most recent strategies for wreaking havoc in Black communities by ripping families apart, divesting from neighborhoods, dismantling Black political power, and perpetuating cycles of poverty and incarceration.
As the stigma and status of cannabis shifts, we have a generational opportunity to disrupt the harms of racism by using the legal cannabis industry as a model for healing and equity. The Hood Incubator builds a movement for cannabis justice that ultimately seeks to create a world where every Black person can generate wealth, health, political power, and prosperity for their families and communities.
By ensuring that people harmed by the drug war can benefit from the cannabis industry and organizing the legal industry around a political agenda for justice, the Hood Incubator activates our community in the fight for Black liberation.
WHAT WE DO
The Hood Incubator builds a pipeline of opportunity and organizing so that Black people can lead at the center of the legalization process. We accomplish this through three intersecting strategies:
BUILDING A MOVEMENT
We are growing a national network of on-the-ground cannabis leaders around the nation who are building and winning local cannabis campaigns in their communities.
We empower Black community members to thrive as workers, owners and investors in the growing legal cannabis economy.
We mobilize the Black cannabis community and allies to identify opportunities of interests within communities most harmed by the war on drugs.