Advocates Want Legalized Cannabis Boom To Help Communities Hurt When Cannabis Was Illegal

By Olivia Eubanks, Good Morning America on November 24, 2023

Advocates say African American communities that were hurt when marijuana was illegal and black users and sellers disproportionately faced arrest and prison terms, now are at risk of losing out in the potentially booming, legalized cannabis industry in those same communities.

Retired New York Police Department Sgt. Corey Pegues, who has become a cannabis advocate, told ABC News that the money generated from legal cannabis sales should be reinvested in those communities. He also called for minorities to be given a chance to get into the business.

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