Social Equity in Action

The Stats

The War on Drugs

Since 1971, the war on drugs has cost the United States an estimated $1 trillion. In 2015, the federal government spent an estimated $9.2 million every day to incarcerate people charged with drug-related offenses—that’s more than $3.3 billion annually

Amount spent annually in the U.S. on the war on drugs: $47+ billion


According to a 2018 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), nearly 2.2 million adults were held in American’s prisons and jails at the end of 2016.

One-fifth of the incarcerated population—or 456,000 individuals—is serving time for a drug charge. Another 1.15 million people are on probation and parole for drug-related offenses.

Number of people arrested for a marijuana law violation in 2018: 663,367

Percentage of people arrested for drug law violations who are Black or Latino: 46.9% (despite making up just 31.5% of the U.S. population)

Trovaro's Mission

We seek to serve, position and employ a workforce that allows previous underserved communities and social strata to grow within the cannabis industry. Trovaro intends to help build a cannabis industry in which everyone thrives. Call it Social Equity Cannabis.

We are not there yet. Not even close. But below you can find some of our programs that help us take the first step in the right direction.

72 Hour Jail-to-job Pipeline

72 Hours: The law mandates a person who has been arrested must be brought before a magistrate within 72 hours. We view this rule from a different angle:

With new states legalizing medical and recreational cannabis and industrial hemp every day, we seek to reverse some of the negative impacts of the War on Drugs and help cultivate a culture of inclusion and equity for the cannabis industry.

Studies show that individuals are less likely to reoffend when access to low-skilled and entry- level labor is available.

By maximizing our partnerships, we take highly-qualified individuals, formerly incarcerated for non-violent drug charges and aim to place them in a life-changing position within the first 72 hours of their release.

How do we do this? Mentorship, leadership, and humility. Then we leverage our strong relationships with our trusted partners to guide us in the direction where our efforts will be the most effective to the stakeholders we serve.

It’s a challenging mission, but our partnerships help us move slightly closer to victory everyday.


Combat-to-Career Pipeline

Through our Combat-to-Career program, Trovaro helps place veterans from all five branches of the military into career-defining positions in the cannabis industry. Highly skilled. Determined. Disciplined. Our military candidates make us proud every day to serve.

They serve our country; Trovaro serves them along their journey back to civilian life; they serve your company.

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs Statistics

Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF): About 11-20 out of every 100 Veterans (or between 11-20%) who served in OIF or OEF have PTSD in a given year.

Gulf War (Desert Storm): About 12 out of every 100 Gulf War Veterans (or 12%) have PTSD in a given year.

Vietnam War: About 15 out of every 100 Vietnam Veterans (or 15%) were currently diagnosed with PTSD at the time of the most recent study in the late 1980s, the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). It is estimated that about 30 out of every 100 (or 30%) of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD in their lifetime.

Researchers are starting to request federal approval to study the effects cannabis can have on treating PTSD for veterans.

Trovaro donates a percentage of our annual profits to help further fund the research of the effects of PTSD and medical cures.

All of this is done through our strategic partnerships.

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