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Op-Ed: Colorado’s Social Equity Marijuana Rules Serve Big Business

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Should social equity policy be used by already existing millionaires in the cannabis industry?

By design, in order to decrease the effects of the failed War on Drugs and empower those most impacted, legislation must exist that clearly defines the terms. As it currently stands, the qualifying criteria for social equity in Colorado cannabis contains vague objectives that are causing more obstruction to the movement than progress.

To be eligible for a social equity license in Denver, a business must be at least 51 percent owned by someone designated under the state’s marijuana social equity program. That program makes you prove at least one of the following: that you or your family was arrested on cannabis charges, you earn less than 50 percent of the state median income, or you come from…

Sarah Woodson

2022-04-16 08:12:00

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