Honoring Black History Month

Shryne Group Partners With Social Impact Brand 40 Tons to Bridge Opportunities in Communities Impacted by Cannabis Prohibition

In honor and recognition of Black History Month this year we focused on what must be done in order address historical racial injustices and bridge opportunities to Black people that have been disproportionately affected by the war on drugs. 

Rebuilding communities through cannabis entrepreneurship is a silver lining that many of us never anticipated. People of color, in particular, Black people have been disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs. Our success in the cannabis industry presents us with an unique opportunity to recenter the narrative on cannabis, define a new path towards healing, and utilize our resources to create and provide mechanisms for building generational wealth in the Black community. 

We Partnered with Social Impact Brand 40 Tons to sponsor the Canna-Get-A-Second Chance Cannabis career fair in Hawthorne, CA. 40 Tons is a social impact cannabis brand that’s been working tirelessly to promote diversity and inclusion in the industry, as well as advocate on behalf of those affected by cannabis prohibition. In addition to hosting over 20 cannabis companies at this event, it also included a myriad of other vital resources meant to help job seekers in the hiring process from headshots to providing professional clothing to those that can’t afford it. 

Over 300 prospective job seekers attended the event, with over 20 people hired on the spot! 

We were in great company with some of the most socially conscious brands in the industry, and it’s great to be able to support these kinds of equitable hiring practices. Events like these are vital in eliminating barriers of entry and bridging opportunities to people of color that have been historically underserved and disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.
In line with our theme of restoring hope and bridging opportunities, STIIIZY also made a donation to the Sudie M Smith Foundation Scholarship Fund that will provide educational funding to Black youth in Solano County that are pursuing a career in healthcare or medicine. The global COVID-19 pandemic helped to shed light on the fact that people of color are more likely to receive lower quality health care than other groups, while also facing higher mortality rates for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other complications. Having a more diverse workforce in the healthcare industry can help directly combat that as well provide many other positive benefits.