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Los Angeles City Council Secures Multi-Year Funding for Cannabis Social Equity Program
April 23, 2019
Council President Herb Wesson   The Los Angeles City Council has voted to move forward a measure to provide the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) with $3 million annually for the next three year to fund the City’s Cannabis Social Equity Program, ... read more »
L.A. City Council President Calls for Expungement of Pot Convictions
March 15, 2019
City Council President Herb Wesson today expressed his support for accelerating the expungement and resentencing of cannabis- related convictions in greater Los Angeles. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Proposes to Ban the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes But Serious Unintended Consequences
March 14, 2019
The National Action Network (NAN),one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations with chapters throughout the entire United States, is focused on promoting a civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice and equity for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender. ... read more »
Black Prisoners Join National Prison Strike 
August 30, 2018
“I think we have as a country has been involved for so long in the War on Drugs and the War on Crime that we have forgotten that it’s not normal. We have a whole generation of children for whom it’s normal to be pulled over, be arrested and shuttled into the system. We have been in a catastrophic prison crisis for decades now. And conditions have gotten even worse. South Carolina was a wake-up call for people.”  ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus seeks to decriminalize marijuana
June 14, 2018
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for decriminalizing marijuana use. The group wants the federal government to get out of the prohibition business when it comes to the drug, a position it says is supported by an overwhelming majority of the 48-member caucus. ... read more »
Bonita “Bo” Money Talks About the Canna Cool Lounge Event
July 20, 2017
Bonita "Bo" Money if Women Abuv Ground talks about the lack of diversity in the Cannabis industry. ... read more / watch video »
Mehka King talks about his documentary: “The Color Green: Cash, Color, and Cannabis”
July 18, 2017
Filmmaker Mehka King talks about the racial disparity in the Cannabis industry. Host: Maleena Lawrence ... read more / watch video »
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