One key goal, when the legal cannabis era arrived in Massachusetts, was to encourage participation by people who paid a high price during the years marijuana was seen as the evil weed.
The Social Equity Program run by the Cannabis Control Commission has helped scores of people enter the industry by offering free advice and training, expedited license reviews and waived fees.
Alissa Nowak is one of those people. Her story, told the other day on MassLive, puts a face on the consequences of marijuana’s long prohibition. Her experience reveals how arrests for even relatively minor transgressions, during the long “war on drugs,” made it hard for people to resume normal lives.
– Read the entire article at Masslive.
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