Righting the wrongs of the War on Drugs will take time. Thankfully, Jerome Crawford, Esq. is in for the long haul.
Crawford is in a unique hybrid role as Director of Legal Operations and Social Equity for Pleasantrees, Michigan’s premier cultivator and seller of high-quality Midwest cannabis. There, he is responsible for the gamut of legal needs and spearheads social equity initiatives to ensure the company makes positive, genuine, and lasting impact within local communities as it grows.
A native Detroiter and “Super Spartan,” Crawford graduated Magna Cum Laude as a prelaw student at Michigan State University before earning his Juris Doctor at the MSU College of Law. On a national level, he most recently served as Co-Chair of the “Men of Color Project,” an initiative of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division that aims to address the lack of diversity and advancement of men of color in the legal profession.
Outside of breaking ground as the first Black in-house counsel of a major cannabis manufacturer in the state of Michigan, Crawford is a working actor, model, and comedian and esteemed member of Phi Beta Sigma, Inc.
Jerome Crawford and Tiffany Buckley-Norwoodt talk about how the legal profession can become more welcoming for attorneys of color.
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