ONR: The State of Cannabis Equity in California: who is really benefiting from its legalization?
By ONME Newswire
In this episode of News Too Real, after the Gov. Gavin Newsom recall election update, producer host, Julia Dudley Najieb, reviews the California cannabis industry's distorted view of social equity, explored through crucial data that shows Black and Brown California residents who were targeted the most during the 1996 to 2016 War on Drugs, are still systematically being left out of the business opportunity.
Also, according to the data, Black and Brown populations have had higher arrest rates for possession of marijuana; today these records can be expunged, but this process and funding has been delayed, overlooked or stalled.