Through Cannabis, Create a Better Future for the Ones Behind

  1. Let them know you understand their history: develop ways to show empathy but a clear understanding of all that’s going on. Without casting stereotypes, you know their environment was racist, which doesn’t make them racist; it just means racism was regular because the law and society at large said so.
  2. Listen to their perspective & stories: this is easy; let them talk and have a keen ear for their hurt. For example, growing up in an environment where racism is open, takes a backseat to when raised in a household where alcoholism or abuse was prevalent. In other words, as discrimination is routine, it’s not as exclusive as other pain within their family or community matters that they might have met.
  3. Share with them your ideas & stories: this is the transcending part. Imagine Dr. Martin Luther King briefing his parents on the infamous; I Have a Dream speech or JFK explaining to his dad why he supports the civil rights movement. The point is, make sure your ideas and actions end up on the right side of history.

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