US city to pay reparations to African-American community with tax on marijuana sales — Nappy Newz

A city in Illinois has announced it will create a reparations fund for its African American community through a new tax on marijuana sales. Recreational use of the drug will become legal in the state from January and officials in Evanston, which is 12 miles north of Chicago, have voted to approve a 3 per […]US … Continue reading US city to pay reparations to African-American community with tax on marijuana sales — Nappy Newz

Making Cannabis Profitable for People of Color — Nappy News

Husband-and-wife co-founders Eddie and Sherra Armstrong want to help make medical cannabis profitable for people of color. The couple recently launched Cannabis Capital Group, a consulting firm that assists marijuana-based companies with the education, advocacy, and investment needed to compete in the space. https://nappynewz.com/2019/07/07/making-cannabis-profitable-for-people-of-color/

Recreational Marijuana Use Approved in Illinois, Criminal Records to Be Expunged — Atlanta Black Star

There are two reasons to rejoice over Illinois’ new marijuana legislation. Weed has been approved for recreational use, and the law is the first in the nation to contain sweeping expungement provisions from the onset. That sets the tone for major criminal justice reform needed by Black communities in the state disproportionately targeted by marijuana … Continue reading Recreational Marijuana Use Approved in Illinois, Criminal Records to Be Expunged — Atlanta Black Star

They’ll Pass: Baltimore Courts Deny Mosby’s Attempt to Throw Out Some 5,000 Marijuana Convictions — The Root

Puff, puff — hard pass: A pair of Baltimore city judges have denied Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s request to throw out some 5,000 marijuana convictions.Read more...They’ll Pass: Baltimore Courts Deny Mosby’s Attempt to Throw Out Some 5,000 Marijuana Convictions — The Root

Ben & Jerry’s Uses 4/20 To Get Blunt About The Way Black Stoners Are Treated By Law Enforcement — Blavity Bulletin

Ben and Jerry’s used the 4/20 holiday to make a significant point about marijuana legalization.It’s hard to celebrate 4/20 when so many people of color are still being arrested for pot. We have to do better. Learn more: https://t.co/DPCcqND0SI pic.twitter.com/fLsngGteOF— Ben...Ben & Jerry's Uses 4/20 To Get Blunt About The Way Black Stoners Are Treated By … Continue reading Ben & Jerry’s Uses 4/20 To Get Blunt About The Way Black Stoners Are Treated By Law Enforcement — Blavity Bulletin