Cannabis activists say legalization is the first step in reforming the police. But creating an equitable industry for Black entrepreneurs has been an uphill battle.

Jul 17, 2020

"The number one pretext for stopping young Black and brown youth is cannabis," said Steve Hawkins, the executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, a nonprofit that advocates for marijuana legalization in the US. "And with that aggressive policing targeted at communities of color, it has been a recipe for there to be violent encounters along the way."

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