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Democracy Dialogues: Legalizing Equity in the Marijuana Industry

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Please note: Recordings of Democracy Dialogues: Legalizing Equity in the Marijuana Industry are available for replay on SoundCloud and YouTube.

Widespread excitement followed the legalization of marijuana in Washington State. Voters’ approval of Initiative 502 promised new business opportunities but left Black marijuana entrepreneurs behind. In response, the new House Bill 2870 created a Marijuana Social Equity Program to ensure that communities disproportionately harmed by marijuana criminalization can participate in the new profits.

Hear from business owner Joy Hollingsworth and Commissioner Paula Sardinas about the challenges and opportunities that this new legislation brings. Bring your questions to this live program!

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Detailed information on how to participate will be provided via email following your registration. Space is limited, so register soon!

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As a catalyst for relevant community conversation, MOHAI’s public programs include a diverse range of speakers and perspectives related to life in our region, past and present. In presenting this program MOHAI does not endorse or advocate any specific policies represented by the speakers, their organizations, or the co-presenters.

Location: Online

Cost: Free with $10 suggested ticket price


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