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Eco Cannabis—engaging Oakland, California’s social equity participants

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Tom Wilmer
Eco Cannabis dispensary located on Telegraph Avenue, downtown Oakland, California.

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer as he continues his exploration of Visit Oakland’s Cannabis Trail as he visits with Samuel at Eco Cannabis retail dispensary located in the heart of downtown Oakland on Telegraph Avenue.

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Tom Wilmer
Samuel at Eco Cannabis dispensary, downtown Oakland, California

Eco Cannabis features a wide array of local and regionally produced products. The business promotes diversity in its hiring practice by engaging local residents who have been affected by the war on drugs--fifty percent of its employees were at one time incarcerated.

The company purchases half of its retail products from local and regionally based social-equity companies and provides incubator spaces for Oakland-based social equity business startups.

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William Randolph Hearst's indoor pool at Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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