Where We Stand on Cannabis Industry Policy

The People’s Pillars For An Equitable Cannabis Industry

Complete Amnesty

Legacy operators interested in transitioning into the legal cannabis industry need more than expungement. They need the ability to utilize current assets without prosecution.

Funding Reallocation

With the war on drugs and enforcement of cannabis criminalization being unnecessary, associated funds must be reallocated to repairing individual and community harm.

Rights Restoration

Those who were criminalized in many ways became second class citizens. Access to housing assistance, education grants, voting, and the ability to engage in the legal cannabis industry must be reinstated.

Equitable Service Access

In order to ensure minority owned businesses thrive, fair access to services such as banking, insurance and real estate is a must. Historic inequities must be acknowledged and addressed.

Stop Re-Criminalization

Police departments were incentivized to make arrests and confiscate assets. In cities where cannabis is now legal, arrests and harassment still occurs. The only way to reverse this norm is to implement consequences.

The Papers

We “Write” The Wrongs Of The War On Drugs

Gender Parity in the C-Suite
Pathways to Equity Ownership in the Cannabis Industry
— Frederika Easley —
Director of Strategic Initiatives

“For over 50 years, lives have been taken, time has been lost, and communities have been devastated due to the disparate enforcement of policies attached to the war on drugs. Use of the term “Social Equity” must be more than a cliché. We are committed to advocating for the creation and implementation of policies and practices that hold systems of power accountable and support the repairing of harm to individuals and communities.”

Frederika Easley

The War on Drugs: History, Present and Forward Movement

By Frederika Easley

How did the war on drugs start?

Prohibition has been used throughout history by the white majority to attack marginalized communities and to control resources they were not yet able to monetize. 

The first anti-opium laws in the 1870s were directed at Chinese immigrants. The first anti-cocaine laws in the early 1900s were directed at black men in the South. The first anti-marijuana laws, in the Midwest and the Southwest in the 1910s and 20s, were directed at Mexican migrants and Mexican Americans.

Thought Pieces