What We're Fighting For

Please join Black Excellence in Cannabis (BXC) for a peaceful demonstration, protesting the exclusion of African-Americans from the economic opportunities created by the legalization of cannabis. BXC will be holding public demonstrations to raise awareness & send a message to Governor Inslee & the millionaires, currently benefiting from our unjust system. Demanding Washington take its’ place as a leader in diversity and inclusion.

Where: 15th Ave SW, Sidewalk in front of Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, White Center, 9822 15th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106

When: 1:30pm, November 23, 2019 (This Saturday)

Black Excellence in Cannabis fights for equal representation in the cannabis industry for African-Americans. The “Social Equity” proposal the LCB has recently submitted to legislators is completely inadequate. African-Americans are an endangered species in the cannabis industry and the LCB has stooped to a new low of over exaggerating and inflating their demographics to make this injustice look less shameful. 

As an organization we are focused on achieving fair representation for African-Americans in the cannabis industry. Many of our members were medical providers in Washington, and were prevented from obtaining retail cannabis licenses from Governor Inslee’s, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.

The lack of diversity in Washington’s cannabis industry is an embarrassment to our State, and now that Washington is being shamed into instituting a social equity program we believe that we have an opportunity for our voices to be heard.

We are requesting Governor Inslee and the WSLCB authorize the release of a minimum of 30 retail licenses to qualified members of our community. Those licenses will be required to maintain at least 51% African-American ownership. This will start to correct the extremely inequitable distribution of licenses that currently exists and allow African-Americans access to the economic opportunities generated by legalization. 

Black Excellence in Cannabis is working to create a diverse and inclusive cannabis industry. To support our organization & learn more, please visit;
FB: Black Excellence in Cannabis
IG & TikTok: @blackexcellenceincannabis
or  contact, Aaron Barfield at

Black Excellence in Cannabis - Letter Campaign
Governor Jay Inslee
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002
Please write Governor Inslee at the address above and ask him to work with Black Excellence in Cannabis to bring inclusion and diversity to our State’s legal, cannabis industry.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you wish to join us or have any questions or suggestions, we can be reached at  the link below.