The Alliance has a responsibility and is fully committed to the work against systemic racism and for justice and equity. The history of cannabis and the war on drugs is a racist and unjust history. We stand in solidarity in demanding change. We are listening and we are committed to educating ourselves and our community as we push for inclusion and equity in the cannabis industry and beyond. Antiracism work must be relentless and ever ongoing. We hope you will join us in our commitment to listening, learning and fighting for justice, because all lives do not matter until black lives matter.
There are many important organizations working to support justice, equality and equity in the cannabis industry and community. These are just a few of the ways to engage.
- Drug Policy Alliance – Advancing policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition
- Equity Sessions – Support the success of the creation and navigation of emerging Cannabis Equity Programs
- Last Prisoner Project – Cannabis criminal justice reform
- Equity First Alliance – Repairing the harms of the war on drugs
- Minority Cannabis Business Association – Not for profit business league created specifically to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity
- Minorities for Medical Marijuana – Providing advocacy, education, training, and outreach to underserved communities
- NORML – Working to reform marijuana laws
- SuperNova Women – A space for women of color in cannabis
- 13th, a Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system
- Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act: Legal Marijuana Industry is Rigged”
Nevada County Resources:
Get Involved in Local Politics
- Nevada County Board of Supervisors
- Grass Valley City Council
- Nevada City City Council
- Truckee Town Council
*This post is a living document and will continue to be updated.
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