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June, 2020

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Cannabis' Debt to the LGBTQ+ Community

Last week, we went silent. Today, we raise our voices again in honor of Pride month. We are reminded that the first Pride parade was a protest, so to honor the LGBTQ+ community’s legacy of celebration is also to honor its legacy of activism. It is with immense respect that we credit this community for its instrumental work in helping legalize cannabis.   In the early '90s, the AIDS epidemic was devastating the country, and nowhere was this more apparent than in the LGBTQ+ community and communities of color in San Francisco...

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Silence Isn't Enough

This week we’re going silent to support the amplification of black voices, but silence isn’t enough. The inequities caused by systemic racism are crystal clear when it comes to cannabis, where black people are arrested for possession at nearly 4x the rates of white people, despite similar rates of usage. Where companies thrive and minorities remain incarcerated. The system is not broken. It was never whole to begin with. And while we quiet our voices, we cannot and should not quiet our action...

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