Weed Reparations are REALLY Happening in California

Feb 25, 2021

We all know that recreational weed is legal in California.The war on drugs, as we all know, has locked up a disproportionate amount of African-Americans.  Especially when it comes to marijuana related crimes.  

Weed Reparations is REALLY Happening in California 2

In an attempt to provide reparations for those individuals who were jailed for offenses related to Marijuana possession, the City Council has approved a solid program to help these convicted felons get into the legal weed industry.Known as the Equity Permit Program, a form of economic reparations for people and neighborhoods affected by the war on marijuana, is a step in the right direction.According to Okay Player,In order to apply to be a part of the program, each applicant must

  • be an Oakland resident
  • have to reside in one of the six East Oakland police beats that fall under the program for at least two years prior to the date of the application
  • maintain nothing less than a 50 percent ownership in the dispensary application
  • will not be barred from the application because of a prior marijuana or cannabis conviction.

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