Social Equity & Economic Development – SEED
Why ONE SEED Venture
The ONE Cannabis SEED Program is a response to the cannabis industry’s social inequities and injustice. We provide
a viable, impactful and sustainable platform for social equity applicants and license holders to operate
a compliant and profitable cannabis dispensary. By adapting ONE’s franchise model into a model that meets the needs of our social equity partners, we hope to empower those who seek to create a better future for themselves and their community.
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What is Social Equity & Economic Development
Social Equity and Economic Development, or SEED, is a platform geared towards empowering minorities of all color, women, veterans, and individuals from communities most adversely impacted by the “War on Drugs”, facilitating their entry into the cannabis industry. Our goal is to help them secure licenses that lead to compliant, successful cannabis businesses.
What We Offer
Whether it’s cannabis license guidance, accounting & legal services or navigating industry complexities, OCG is there for our partners
The most significant hurdle for social equity applicants is funding. OCG assists in providing and acquiring of capital, assisting in the creation of an optimal business model.
OCG provides direction in establishing a supply chain and facilitating the retail build-out in addition to giving insight into marketing and sales.
Meet the Rabbi
Rabbi Dr. Baruch HaLevi, OCG Director of Corporate Responsibility, is an accomplished rabbi, as well as a serial “cannapreneur” (cannabis entrepreneur). “Rabbi B” is a pioneer in bringing ethics and social responsibility to the cannabis industry and responsible for all aspects of the ONE Cannabis SEED Venture. To learn more about Baruch visit www.RabbiB.com or contact him at Baruch@ocginc.com
Justice and Empowerment
The cannabis industry is emerging as one of the fastest growing and most economically advantageous industries in the country – but not for everyone. African-Americans, Hispanics, other minorities and women are not adequately represented within the industry. This is especially unjust considering people of color, along with disadvantaged socioeconomic communities, have disproportionately been damaged over the past decades by the War on Drugs and the subsequent enforcement of racially biased cannabis laws. In response, numerous states have initiated efforts to address these inequities, often referred to as “social equity.” These programs assign preferential cannabis licenses to qualifying applicants. The ONE Cannabis SEED Program works with applicants and/or licenses holders in establishing a compliant and profitable cannabis dispensary.