Cannabis legalization is complex. It is necessary to create these protections for state’s ability to self govern. It is important given that so many have already legalized Cannabis. That said we need a thorough federal overhaul of the Cannabis laws as well as the prison industrial complex. The two are inherently linked and if we allow the free market of the wealthy class to go into full swing it is inevitable that communities of color will lose an immense opportunity for justice.
Cannabis legalization is an important step in dismantling mass incarceration but if the tax revenue and grant opportunities don’t go to support BIPOC owned businesses and communities it is a new form of the war on drugs.
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