#WeRise for Equality! Marijuana legalization has fostered an inequitable system in which wealthy, white investors often reap the profits of the fledgling industry.
In Colorado, black entrepreneurs said they were banned from winning licenses because of marijuana-related convictions. Black people make up just a handful of the thousands of cultivation or dispensary license holders there, and continue to be arrested on marijuana-related charges at almost three times the rate of white people.
Read the article: Black Lawmakers to Block Legalized Marijuana in N.Y. if Their Communities Don’t Benefit – The New York Times http://ow.ly/Gry330o3u1z