“Our mission is to sell great pot and use the power of our business to right the wrongs of the war on drugs,” Cohen’s website for “Ben’s Best Blnz” states.
The company goes on to say that 80 percent of its profits will go to grants for black cannabis entrepreneurs, with 10 percent going to the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance, and the last 10 percent going to the Last Prisoner Project, which seeks to free jailed drug offenders.
“In addition we’ve established a low interest loan fund for BIPOC cannabis entrepreneurs,” Ben’s Best Blnz adds.
“Black people have born the brunt of the War on Drugs, yet today only 4% of cannabis businesses nationally are owned by Black people,” the website reads. “Despite using cannabis at the same rate, Black people have been arrested at 4x the rate of White people,” the site adds. “We don’t want people continuing to suffer for a crime that is now legal.”
But they do want to profit off the backs of black people addicted to drugs.