Pursuing Social Equity in Cannabis
Legalization in and of itself does not include diversity or access to the cannabis industry. It is incumbent upon all of us in the cannabis industry - producers, consumers and educators - to understand how the War on Drugs, especially the war on cannabis, became a means of oppressing black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC).
Legalization, and with it decriminalization, has begun to sweep through the United States. However, there are many - especially those in the BIPOC community - that are still incarcerated or otherwise mistreated by our justice department using cannabis-related charges as justification.