Written by Illinois State Policy Intern Amy Hildebrand I’ll start with two facts of cannabis legalization that should, by now, be well known, but nonetheless are important in anchoring the discussion.
- The war on drugs as a whole and cannabis policing specifically have disproportionately impacted communities of color. (See: Race and the Drug War)
- The contemporary legal cannabis market is dominated by predominantly white men. (See: What’s It Like Being Black in the White Dominated Weed Industry)