Rapper Berner, former NBA star Chris Webber and cannabis investor Jason Wild are joning forces to create Cookies U, a training program focused on providing resources and creating opportunities within the industry for communities and people who have been most impacted by the infamous War on Drugs.
According to information procured exclusively ahead of an official announcement, the initiaitive will result from a partnership between the Cookies Social Impact Program and the WebberWild Impact Fund, a private equity fund focused on entrepreneurs of color in the cannabis industry.
The initial program, dubbed Cookies U, will consist of a hands-on educational experience in Humboldt, California. It will serve as a model for other iterations across the U.S. because of disparities in circumstances,” said Berner, founder and CEO of Cookies. “I’m thrilled to partner with WebberWild who understands the urgency of promoting diversity in cannabis. We set out to create a program that makes the first step towards a career in cannabis easy for those who are eligible, whether they are a high school graduate or a working parent.”
Published: May 19, 2021
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