As medical and recreational cannabis becomes a legitimate $92 billion a year industry, a discussion around social equity programs has emerged. Why? Because certain communities have suffered long-term multigenerational impacts from now obsolete laws about marijuana. And now it’s all mostly legal.
Understanding the History
To understand the present, we must understand the past. The 1971 “war on drugs” provided funding to federal drug control agencies and imposed mandatory sentencing for drug crimes. But some historians suggest that the policies were racist.
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