Repairing the Harms of the Drug War: Diversity and Inclusion in the Marijuana Industry

Unfortunately, the economic boon produced by the creation of a legal marijuana market has not translated into opportunities for members of the communities that have been most impacted by prohibition.

The state of New York is well positioned to make a significant impact on the developmental trajectory of the nascent legal industry in a way that strongly favors diversity and inclusion. Furthermore, the history of marijuana prohibition in New York and lessons learned from other states have produced a wealth of information that can be used to preemptively address potential barriers to progress as the state transitions away from the failed experiment of prohibition.

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