Vangst is committed to doing everything we can to help rectify the injustices of the War on Drugs. Through our Social Equity Initiative, we will improve access to employment opportunities by partnering with advocates and community-based organizations. We will foster socially responsible partnerships with cannabis companies, community organizations, and municipalities to improve public policies. And we will sponsor initiatives that support awareness of the greater social equity movement. Because at Vangst, we are dedicated to creating equal access and economic empowerment for all.
It is well documented that the War on Drugs disproportionately targeted people of color and low income communities. As the cannabis industry grows, it is our duty to recognize and address the long-term impact that these cannabis enforcement policies have had.
Vangst’s Social Equity Initiative focuses on making employment opportunities more accessible. We work with the biggest and most well known cannabis brands in the country, and together, we will lower the barriers to entry in this burgeoning industry.
Generally speaking, an equity applicant is an individual who meets equity eligibility criteria based on criminal justice involvement, housing insecurity, income and residency. But this definition varies from one social equity program to the next.