Oakland’s New Cannabis Industry is on its Way – Culture Magazine

Cannabis IndustryThe city of Oakland had been working on doling out a groundbreaking new way of giving back to the communities that have been racially profiled and disparately affected by the “war on drugs” for nearly a year. This week, they have finally come to an agreement and understanding on exactly how to do this.

Back in November, we wrote on Oakland’s Dispensary Equity Permit Program, which was aimed at reversing the harm to disadvantaged communities that the “war on drugs” has caused in the city. But in that initial program breakdown, there were a lot of issues that caused major disagreements in the city, and in the council.

On Tuesday night, the council voted to revise the equity program that sets aside half of the cannabis business permits for ex-convicts that meet narrow requirements and for people living within a small amount of

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