The Pot Industry Is Overwhelmingly White, and One Congresswoman Wants to Change That

Press Release June 14, 2018

As reported by Rolling Stone, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a California Democrat and progressive leader who was first sent to Washington by Oakland voters in 1998…is formally introducing the RESPECT Resolution, the first legislation ever introduced in Congress that deals with the racial disparity in the nation’s pot industry head-on, which she has exclusively shared with Rolling Stone.

“It’s important that Congress members take steps to connect these dots from the beginning, just so we don’t see the marijuana industry decades later and start complaining about it then. We’re picking up on the inequities now.” – Queen Adesuyi, Drug Policy Alliance

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