The fight to legalize marijuana has never been easy, as evidenced by the recent collapse of months-long efforts in New Jersey and New York. A key issue in both is how to ensure that legalized cannabis doesn’t just create another privatized, corporate monopoly, but instead repairs the harm that has been done by the war on drugs. Legalizing cannabis, repairing the economy. Our guests say, reparations and restorative justice for workers in the budding cannabis industry need to be a part of the conversation.
- Kassandra Frederique is Drug Policy Alliance‘s NY State Director.
- Raybblin Vargas is the Communications Director at Greenworker Cooperatives.
- Mary Pryor is the Founder and CEO of Cannaclusive.