There is a new cannabis magazine targeted at Black people, Black Cannabis Magazine.
The quarterly publication explores conversations and covers issues within the Black cannabis community, and its first cover features actress and daytime TV host Whoopi Goldberg, said a press release.
The first print has an exclusive interview with Goldberg as she discusses her new cannabis lifestyle management brand, Emma & Clyde by WHOOPFAM. The namesake derives from a tribute to her mother and brother, Emma & Clyde, respectively. Emma & Clyde products are designed to be top-tier edibles, pre-rolls, flower, and accessories for medical and recreational consumers.
“As a long-time cannabis advocate and entrepreneur, I’m happy to support the launch of a new publication focused on starting conversations and covering issues that educate, entertain, and inspire people of color in the cannabis community,” Goldberg said.
The magazine also has features including a profile of Corvain Cooper, a Los Angeles man who was facing life in prison for nonviolent marijuana crimes, a review of Monogram by Jay-Z, four different strains of weed co-signed by the Brooklyn-native rapper, and pro tips on starting a career in the cannabis industry.
In addition to featuring the cannabis culture, the publication covers a wide range of topics: commerce, professional sports, celebrities, entrepreneurs, politics, music, and fashion.
“The legal cannabis industry so many of us enjoy and benefit from today is deeply rooted in Black culture, yet until now there’s been no prominent media source focused on supporting and celebrating the many contributions people of color are making to move the industry forward,” founder Hazey Taughtme said. “To have true social equity in cannabis, you first need an equal share of voice. I founded Black Cannabis Magazine as a must-read cultural hub and content mecca highlighting Black excellence in cannabis.”
Black Cannabis Magazine had an invitation-only red carpet launch event in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 20th.