Cannabis Social Equity Programs Are Fundamentally Flawed

By Avis Bulbulyan (November 13, 2019, 4:54 PM EST) -- In 2016, Californians voted on and passed adult-use cannabis regulations effectively creating what will be a robust licensed supply chain and industry. Running parallel to the 2016 legalization movement, the effort to support communities disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs began gaining traction.

In a historic first of its kind, the city of Oakland, California, developed a social equity program to address past disparities by providing communities disproportionately impacted by the criminalization of cannabis an opportunity to participate in the newly regulated, licensed industry. Cities including Sacramento and Los Angeles followed suit.

Illinois is currently in the process of administering...

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