What Happened to the Social Equity Program in LA?


Since the passage of Proposition 64 and Measure M, the residents of Los Angeles who have been impacted by the War on Drugs have been waiting to see equity, justice, and repair. They were hopeful that some of this would come from the social equity program that was laid out along with recreational/adult-use cannabis legalization and the rise of the cannabis industry in LA.

However, the City of LA has yet to fund the program, and the cannabis tax revenues that should be allocated to social equity and community reinvestment are in danger of being allocated to the LA Police Department – the same department that has arrested hundreds of thousands of people for cannabis offenses over the last century.


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