NuLeaf Project Economic Justice Grant Recipient - Green Box
NuLeaf Project has awarded two local African American owned cannabis businesses, Green Box and Green Hop, with Portland’s first economic justice investment from cannabis tax revenue.
In July 2018, Prosper Portland selected NuLeaf Project as the provider for the agency’s Cannabis Business Development Equity Program, a new initiative to develop cannabis entrepreneurs from communities that have historically been disproportionately, negatively impacted by cannabis prohibition. The City of Portland allocated $150,000 from cannabis tax revenues to fund the program which provides both capital investment and technical assistance. With the launch of the Cannabis Business Development Equity Program, the City of Portland became the first government in the U.S. to invest cannabis tax revenue into communities disproportionality harmed by the cannabis criminalization.