Jeannette Ward Horton and Jesce Horton want to lift up the communities that have been disproportionately hurt by the prohibition of cannabis and the prosecution of cannabis-related crimes. With the NuLeaf Project and Prosper Portland’s new spotlight on the cannabis industry, they’re setting out to do just that.
Prosper Portland, a public economic development agency, sent $150,000 through its Cannabis Business Development Program to the Horton’s NuLeaf Project, which will now set up two separate programs.
According to the NuLeaf press release:
“NuFuel will award grants to businesses in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.”
“NuSchool is an entrepreneurial upskilling program that combines technical expertise, education and business mentoring services customized for the needs of the entrepreneur.”
Applications for both programs are currently being accepted.
For Jesce, the new programs build on the work of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, in “really getting deep down into what are the real