Diversifying cannabis with Mss Oregon

Diversifying cannabis with Mss Oregon

Diversify Portland founder Mss Oregon, has a simple but effective solution to ensure we see more faces of color in the cannabis industry. “I’m going to make sure everybody feels welcome in the spaces I create.” The spaces she speaks of are the diversity and inclusion events she hosts in and around Portland — a town known for, among other things, an overwhelmingly homogeneous cannabis industry. For Mss Oregon, creating spaces for people of color to explore the possibilities of community building via cannabis, is fundamental to creating an equitable cannabis industry, and it’s an endeavor she encourages casual users to pursue as well.  Pre-COVID, her outreach events spanned industry mixers, mansion parties, cannabis panels, and family barbeques, all in the name of both diversifying her local cannabis industry and normalizing use for parents and professionals. Post-COVID, she hosts hybrid online/in-person meetups where people of color can network, commiserate, and consume in a protected space. Diversify Portland was founded under a very familiar set of circumstances. Well, familiar to marginalized community members, that is; Mss Oregon was unceremoniously ousted from the cannabis company she worked for after speaking up about workplace discrimination. Her experience is so familiar, that while planning a commiseration party with friends over the termination on social media, the hashtag she’d assigned to her posts and invites, #diversifyportland, began to take on a life of its own. A life she’s been able to capitalize on in myriad ways. Mss Oregon: Philanthropist, public speaker, founder of Diversify Portland.…

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