A company in Southern California, My Green Network, announced the finalists for their Green Quest minority cannabis grant, and most of the finalists are women looking to make a positive change in the cannabis industry.
My Green Network is a company that provides shared spaces for incubators and manufacturers in the cannabis industry in order to promote collaboration and help small businesses. The community is membership-based, and attempts to break down barriers for marginalized communities by providing opportunities to minority-owned start-ups and others in need. It also helps fund license opportunities and provides a workspace for those who could use it. The Green Quest program is their latest effort to get more minority businesses a seat at the table.
According to a press release, this week, My Green Network announced the 12 finalists for the grant program, all of which are minority-controlled companies who now have the chance to win a Type-S manufacturing license in California and a sponsored membership to My Green Network’s Orange County, CA facility, so that they have a space to conduct their business. Forty-six of the applicants were African American; 39 percent were Hispanic, and 15 percent were Asian. Eighty percent were female.