California’s marijuana legalization aims to repair damage from the war on drugs

Beyond sentencing, some local governments are making efforts to further repair damage from criminalization by enacting “equity programs” that allow for victims of the war on drugs to have application priority during the marijuana business licensing process.

“As states start dialing back their war on marijuana consumers … it is important that those who were most negatively impacted by our oppressive prohibition are able to see previous harms remedied as best as possible and be given the opportunity to participate in the benefits that come along with legalization and regulation.” Erik Altieri , executive director of marijuana policy reform group NORML

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California’s marijuana legalization aims to repair damage from the war on drugs
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