Los Angeles entrepreneur Karim Webb comes from black business royalty, has terrific political connections, and the right words on economic justice. That almost explains why his 4thMVMT cannabis equity applicants have landed a disproportionate amount of licenses this year.
But it doesn’t explain why Webb’s 4thMVMNT entrepreneurs are alleged to not be working out in their new cannabis placements. According to Donnie Anderson — a California Minority Alliance founder — none of the dozens of 4thMVMNT applicants the CMA has worked with has worked out.
Los Angeles Times
- The goal of 4thMVMT, Webb said, is to produce applicants who can win licenses and, ultimately, become worthy competitors of the biggest names in weed. His applicants have been moving through L.A.’s tortured application process with uncommon ease.
- “We want to know how that happened,” Anderson said.
- The San Diego Association of Governments has produced data showing that, while the number of arrests and tickets for cannabis “crimes” has gone down over the past two years, people of color remain disproportionately targeted by law enforcement. Some of the racial minorities arrested are as young as 6 and 9 years old.
Voice of San Diego