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As every new state legalizes cannabis, it deals a blow to the war on drugs, a violent decades-old effort by the federal government that is wreaking havoc on black and brown communities — but not as hard a blow as you might think. In the bigger picture, cannabis legalization is just barely beginning to address the far-reaching and deep-rooted damage these policies continue to cause.

Communities most affected by the drug war are See less benefits from legal markets. The cannabis industry in America is worth more than $13 billion, and while many are reaping the fruits of legalization, many countries have opened their markets with little mitigation for the damage caused by dangerous and failed drug policies.

14 percent of Americans are black, but only 2 percent of about 30,000 cannabis businesses are black-owned. States rarely add professional pipeline programs to their cannabis policies, and often do not have measures in place to equitably distribute licenses, making it more difficult for those who are denied entry. Convictions related to cannabis double these damages — so while licensees of cannabis profit, some former growers and sellers are barred from entering the market as well as deal with the stigma resulting from a felony conviction.

Even with the widespread acceptance of cannabis, the war is still alive and thriving: more than a million people were arrested on drug-related charges in 2020, the vast majority of them mere possession.

Organizations within the most affected communities work diligently and effectively to reduce harm.

Failed, senseless drug policies are deeply ingrained in America’s culture and politics, and recovery is a complex process. But it is the organizations within those communities that are hardest hit by the ones that work the hardest and most effectively to minimize harm – and good green It’s all about maintaining their strong business with the Good Green Grant.

Good Green brings cannabis, ethical consumers, and nonprofits working for change together to build new wealth and opportunities within black and brown communities. The approach is very simple: direct resources toward local, community-led efforts toward education, employment, and exclusion in their critical work on the ground.

these Good Green Scholarship Recipients They are powerful forces of change. Cannabis consumers in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania can support their mission on your next trip to the dispensary by purchasing Good Green Flower. If you know a 501(c)3 nonprofit that’s fighting the good fight, tell them that applications for the next round of grants are open through January 12, 2022.

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Justice

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For communities of color and those on low incomes, criminal records can be particularly devastating—a giant compound factor in a whole host of systemic cases. It’s also incredibly common: In some of the city’s low-income, predominantly minority neighborhoods, as many as 60 percent of adults have a record that can deny them jobs, education, and other opportunities.

Philadelphia Attorneys for Social Justice fights for a fairer environment by providing free legal advice and representation, including strategic litigation, and by advocating for sweeping changes at the local and state levels. PLSE is actively erasing records by helping clients search for write-offs and even state pardons.

Pennsylvania has a marijuana amnesty program designed to speed reviews of nonviolent cannabis-related crime, but it is moving at a snail’s pace, treating only about 200 of about 57,000 annually. Using Good Green Grant, PLSE I launched a targeted effort to hear more issues.

Innovation Business Baltimore

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In Baltimore, the economic injustice is stark: The city is overwhelmingly black, but The unemployment rate for blacks is three times higher than it is for the white population. The median income of white households is twice that of black households, and black and Latino households are significantly more likely to have no liquid assets available for windfall costs.

Innovation Works is a collaborative project that works to close neighborhood inequality, race, and wealth by helping underinvested communities grow their economies from within. By connecting neighborhoods with entrepreneurs, investors, tools and resources, they hope to launch 250 social enterprises by 2029, create 5,000 jobs and invest $100 million in neighborhood economies — which in turn can increase family incomes and create a sustainable future.

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Why don’t you thrive

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Founded by formerly incarcerated women for imprisoned women, Why Not Prosper supports and advocates women leaving prison and returning to their communities, from pre-release mentoring to job retention. Programs include housing assistance, job training, emotional healing, family reunification, art education, and substance abuse counseling so women can recover, make positive choices, and prepare themselves for economic self-sufficiency.

Weed for a reason

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good green flower Snack size included popcorn sprouts In a variety of strains of bativa, hybrid and indica. The brand is committed to continuing the critical work that its partners are doing to heal the devastation caused by the war on drugs. Look for Good Green on dispensary shelves in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania right now.


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