Social Justice & Equity in the Cannabis Industry | The National Cannabis Industry Association

Social Justice & Equity in the Cannabis Industry

As states continue to move away from the policies of prohibition, overall arrest rates are dropping but racial disparities remain. State cannabis programs also create significant business opportunities as the underground market transitions into a regulated, small business sector but unfortunately onerous capital requirements, restrictions on licensing for drug-felons, and other factors have limited opportunities for people of color and other disadvantaged minorities from succeeding in new legal cannabis market.

NCIA supports and has endorsed multiple pieces of legislation that seek to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive industry, including the Marijuana Justice Act (H.R. 4815 & S. 1689), the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act (S. 3174), and the Realizing Equitable & Sustainable Participation in Emerging Cannabis Trades (RESPECT) Resolution.

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NCIA is leading the cannabis industry's unified and coordinated campaign to ensure our business sector is treated fairly and has the opportunity to reach its full potential. Now - more than ever - is the time to invest in your business and the future of the industry by becoming a member.