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San Diego’s push for cannabis equity is encouraging; but policy makers have a lot of work ahead

03/23/21

Specifically, officials hope to create greater opportunities for people with past cannabis convictions to apply for permits. The program also is intended to open doors for people from communities harmed by the War on Drugs, which disproportionately impacted Black and Latino communities.

“Our County’s new position on cannabis brings us in line with the will of the voters but also takes the extra step toward the future to establish equitable opportunities for economic prosperity and good paying jobs, rights the wrongs of the ‘war on drugs’ and establishes safeguards to ensure cannabis is safe, regulated and legal,” said Board Chair Nathan Fletcher, when the measures were passed.  READ MORE.