Cannabis Social Equity in Los Angeles is in Crisis!
Since the passage of Proposition 64 and Measure M, the residents of Los Angeles who have been impacted by the War on Drugs have been waiting to see equity, justice, and repair.
We deserve a FULLY funded Social Equity Program to begin to address the harms to our communities. This funding will provide technical assistance, education, loans, and other services to qualified applicants who want to own businesses in the cannabis industry.
The City of LA has yet to fund the program, and the cannabis tax revenues that should be allocated to social equity and community reinvestment are in danger of being allocated to the LAPD - the same department that has arrested hundreds of thousands of people for cannabis offenses over the last century.