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Diversity & Inclusion Services

Higher Yields Consulting is dedicated to building financially stable, eco-friendly, and minority led and driven cannabis businesses.

HYC further shares our client’s goals in cannabis and equality for the future of our industry, this includes our inclusion services, educational podcasts, cannabis license application resources, and BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Veteran business directories across the U.S.

What is Cannabis Social Equity?

Cannabis Social Equity programs are state built programs that begin to acknowledge and repair the harm that was caused by the War on Drugs and the disproportionate enforcement of cannabis prohibition. The goal of many cannabis social equity programs is to promote equitable ownership and encourage employment opportunities in the cannabis industry to decrease disparities of life outcomes for marginalized communities, and to again address the disproportionate impacts of the War on Drugs in those communities.

Are you a cannabis social equity applicant?

Cannabis Social Equity applicant criteria is generally in the same from state to state:  

  • Has at least 51% ownership and control by one or more individuals who: 
  • Have lived in a Disproportionately Impacted Area in 5 of the past 10 years (see individual state maps for Disproportionately Impacted Areas). 
  • Have been arrested for, convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for cannabis-related offenses eligible for expungement, including cannabis possession.  
  • Have a parent, child, or spouse that has been arrested for, convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for cannabis-related offenses eligible for expungement, including cannabis possession.  

MINORITIES IN CANNABIS

Minority by cannabis social equity standards includes anyone in the BIPOC category (Black, Indigenous, (other) people of color including those of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Hispanic descent)

While BIPOC cannabis business ownership is greater on average than across U.S. businesses, it is far from where it needs to be as these racial groups particularly Blacks are the most disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs and unfair cannabis convictions.  

WOMXN IN CANNABIS

Womxn is the intersectional and alternative word for woman that explicitly includes both transgender and non-binary womxn. 

While representation may currently be lacking, the good news is that the cannabis industry seems to offer more upward mobility for womxn than traditional economies. 

VETERANS IN CANNABIS

Veterans are members of the community who have served in the military, naval, or air service and are no longer serving.

Veterans hold a place at the table as social equity applicants
 and represent a population that has a lack of ownership involvement in the cannabis industry.

As more states legalize medicinal and adult use cannabis, the opportunity for veterans to become involved in the cannabis industry grows rapidly. 

MINORITIES IN CANNABIS

Minority by cannabis social equity standards includes anyone in the BIPOC category (Black, Indigenous, (other) people of color including those of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Hispanic descent)

While BIPOC cannabis business ownership is greater on average than across U.S. businesses, it is far from where it needs to be as these racial groups particularly Blacks are the most disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs and unfair cannabis convictions.  

WOMXN IN CANNABIS

Womxn is the intersectional and alternative word for woman that explicitly includes both transgender and non-binary womxn. 

While representation may currently be lacking, the good news is that the cannabis industry seems to offer more upward mobility for womxn than traditional economies. 

VETERANS IN CANNABIS

Veterans are members of the community who have served in the military, naval, or air service and are no longer serving.

Veterans hold a place at the table as social equity applicants
 and represent a population that has a lack of ownership involvement in the cannabis industry.

As more states legalize medicinal and adult use cannabis, the opportunity for veterans to become involved in the cannabis industry grows rapidly. 

Inclusive Services: What Higher Yields Consulting can do for Social Equity Applicants.

We supply several professional inclusive services that address the obstacles social equity applicants face. Our cannabis application team has extensive experience with social equity applicants including our feasibility studypre-application assessment, license application, and application auditing process. Our Pivot Program is geared toward assisting clients who have been unfairly scored or not awarded licenses in cannabis social equity application rounds. 

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Address 2590 Walnut St., Denver, CO, 80205

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