Like democracy, marijuana legalization is an ongoing social experiment. And like empowering citizens with rights to assemble, vote, and try to self-govern, ending the practice of imprisoning people for buying, selling, and cultivating cannabis is policy rooted in social justice.
And like democracy, legalization is imperfect and undone—and requires consumers to make deliberate choices, like choosing to buy legal weed from Black and brown people. Whether by design or by neglect, this is difficult to do, which means the project is further away from realization.
This is an unfortunate development. It’s wrong thing, and it also breaks the promise made to voters. Drug-policy reform—and, specifically, legalizing weed—is a critical tool for ending systemic racism.
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