The Commission is committed to implementing a variety of programs to actively engage people from communities of disproportionate impact and ensure their inclusion in the legal cannabis industry.
Many programs were developed in response to evidence which demonstrates that certain populations, particularly Blacks and Latinos, have been disproportionately impacted by high rates of arrest and incarceration for cannabis and other drug crimes as a result of state and federal drug policy. Criminalization has had long-term ill effects, not only on the individuals arrested and incarcerated, but on their families and communities.
We now have the opportunity to redress the historic harm done to those specific individuals and communities.
Contact Shekia Scott, Director of Community Outreach to learn how you can partner with the Commission in its efforts.