As we make progress integrating the legal use of cannabis across the globe, we still have much more to achieve for those lives unfairly impacted by the legal consequences set in place during an era of prohibition.
Many brands have made commitments to improving our surrounding communities, and as Champions for Cannabis we look to do the same. This Black History Month, we’re making it our goal to help raise awareness of unfair criminal penalties for cannabis possession in black communities.
Did you know?
- Black people are nearly 4 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than white people, despite similar rates of use.
- An arrest for cannabis use could cause someone to lose their job or social benefits.
- The United States spends more than $3.5 billion enforcing marijuana laws per year. Money that could be better spent elsewhere.
We hope to work towards a future full of opportunity for all, and continually champion the end of cannabis prohibition. Tune in to our social media as we share facts, news, and information related to cannabis prohibition and Black History in cannabis throughout the month.
Are you interested in helping fight for social equity within the cannabis industry? Here are a few places you can get involved:
- Last Prisoner Project
- Cannabis Voter Project
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Drug Policy Alliance