Question: Should '4/20 Pics' Be Shared On Social Media?

Most consider today a cultural holiday - 4/20, the day set aside for special recreational activities. As creatives we take different approaches to finding inspiration or getting ourselves in the mindset to create.  Some approaches are traditional and some....well are not so traditional and even considered illegal in some states. We're all for creative expression but in reality, there ARE some practices that are frowned upon when you're trying to move up in the professional world. And every part of your life doesn't need to be shared on social media.

Is this something that people are negatively over analyzing or should we keep these things private? Should you share your 4/20 Celebration pics?

We're a big believer in not telling you what's right or wrong for you own life - it's up to you to decide. One thing we can't ignore is that perception IS everything and publicly participating in cult classics such as 4/20 has it's pros and cons - so let's open up the floor for dialogue.

Connect with us on Twitter to share your thoughts and check out a few Black owned cannabis brands that we follow.

EstroHaze

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EstroHaze, founded by Sirita Wright, Safon Floyd, and Kali Wilder is a multi-media platform that provides cannabis business, lifestyle, and career resources tailored to women of color that's set to officially launch this year. Learn more about them here.

Marley Natural

Marley Natural 4/20

Marley Natural is the official cannabis brand of Bob Marley. Each of their offerings is a direct reflection of the Marley ethos that integrates nature’s goodness with a belief in the positive potential of herb. As agents of change, the company promotes positivity, connectivity, and personal transformation. Learn more about the brand here.

BONUS READS

As 4/20 Rolls Around, It’s High Time We Had Sensible Marijuana Policy via EBONY

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Even though both Blacks and Whites use marijuana at similar rates, weed arrests (on average 750,000 per annum) accounted for nearly half of all drug arrests each year.  Not only that but African Americans are much more likely than Whites to be stopped and frisked, arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated based on drug law violations. These higher rates have nothing to do with increased use or sales of drugs in our communities, but are attributable rather to law enforcement honing specifically in on communities of color in urban areas. Read more at EBONY.

Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail’ via The New York Times

By JAY Z, MOLLY CRABAPPLE, JIM BATT, KIM BOEKBINDER and DREAM HAMPTON | Sep. 15, 2016 | 3:58

Why are white men poised to get rich doing the same thing African-Americans have been going to prison for? Here's the story behind the video by asha badele for The New York Times.