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How Native Americans Are Fighting For Their Rights In The Cannabis Industry

The road to legalizing recreational cannabis use in the United States has been a long and winding one, with plenty of bureaucracy-sized bumps along the way. Not only do states have to build out the infrastructure for licensing and regulation, as well as determine standards for growth and cultivation, they also have to contend with the country’s history of criminalizing underprivileged populations for marijuana-related offenses. Even as cannabis laws are being passed, it’s clear that black and brown people are not only still being arrested and incarcerated for such offenses at higher rates, they’re also being marginalized within the legal marijuana industry.


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