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Asian Americans Have Embraced the Cannabis Industry Despite Cultural Hurdles

www.greenentrepreneur.com May 11, 2021

Asian Americans Have Embraced the Cannabis Industry Despite Cultural Hurdles

We are living in year two of a pandemic that has separated friends and family, caused seismic shifts in virtually all aspects of daily living, and claimed the life of my 106-year-old grandmother as one of the 577,000 casualties (and counting) in this country.As we celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, I wanted to reflect on the past year's events and take stock. Since the pandemic, there has been a steady stream of news about Asian hate crimes. On Twitter, the hashtag #stopasianhate is trending, but closer to home, I grappled with the news of my mom's Asian neighbor receiving a letter telling her that Asians in the community need to leave. I have never feared for my mother as much as I did the day I found out about the letter.Then in March came the mass murder of eight innocent people, six of them Asian, in what many saw as a calculated and deliberate attack against our community.I have grieved with family and found solace in friends. I have screamed in...


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