Category Archives: Race

Rev. Al Sharpton Says Marijuana Legalization Should be About Justice Not Money

With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo setting the legalization of recreational cannabis as a goal for his new term, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for justice, rather than profit, to guide the effort. In an op-ed published by NBC on Friday, Sharpton said that cannabis legalization is a civil rights issue. “Legalizing marijuana […]

Report: After Marijuana Decriminalization, Pittsburgh Still Targets People of Color

In Allegheny County, black residents are arrested more, charged more, sit in jail longer, and pay more for misdemeanor marijuana possession offenses than white residents. That’s according to a new report from The Appeal, a team of journalists who focus on criminal justice in the United States. The report highlights the ongoing racial disparities in […]

Data Shows Racial Bias in Miami-Dade, Florida Marijuana Arrests

Many states, even those which haven’t yet legalized cannabis for adult use, have recognized the need to address the massive, historical and ongoing disparities in drug law enforcement. Over decades, these disparities have contributed to the United States becoming the world’s largest jailer, a country not just of mass incarceration but of the hyper-incarceration of […]

Diversity is coming to Colorado’s marijuana industry, business leaders and social justice crusaders say

Terrell Davis delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Minority Cannabis Business Association Opportunity Summit, an event aimed at improving minority participation in the cannabis industry. The post Diversity is coming to Colorado’s marijuana industry, business leaders and social justice crusaders say appeared first on The Cannabist.