The legalization of cannabis is not just an economic and public health issue, it’s also a racial justice issue. In order to start addressing the harms of the War on Drugs, it is essential to center race from the very foundation of local and state cannabis legalization structures. From how the tax revenue is allocated to how to address financial and legal barriers to cannabis market entry, these decisions could further racial inequities or begin to repair the harm and move toward solutions rooted in racial justice. Legalizing cannabis is just the first step in a long term process.
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