10 ELEMENTS OF EQUITABLE CANNABIS POLICY

  • RELEASE OF ALL PRISONERS AND EXPUNGEMENT OF RECORDS
      1. Automatic/No cost consultation for expungement
      2. Dismiss all pending cannabis charges, usage shall not be a probation/parole violation
      3. Tax incentives for Canna-business to hire Ex-offenders
  • INCREASED PATIENT ACCESS THROUGH HOME GROW RIGHTS
      1. 12 plant minimum, caretaker options
      2. Delivery options
  • EQUITY IN OWNERSHIP, EMPLOYMENT, AND CONSUMER ACCESS
      1. No cap on licenses
      2. Robust equity program with financial support
      3. Diversity requirements* with licensing process, reporting on diversity statistics
      4. Geographic diversity in retail and delivery options
  • LOCAL CONTROL OF LICENSING
      1. Allow municipalities to decide how many and what type of businesses to allow
      2. Put reasonable limits on required community contributions
      3. Allow for Social consumption spaces
  • REINVESTMENT INTO COMMUNITIES DISPROPORTIONATELY POLICED
      1. Tie investment dollars to arrest rates so communities most damaged will receive the most
      2. Use cannabis revenue to help incentive hiring ex-offenders in the new industry
      3. Create an “Office of Justice reinvestment” to ensure state goals are met
  • OVERHAUL OF STUDENT PENALTIES RELATED TO CANNABIS
      1. Access to college shall not be impeded by cannabis related offenses or infractions
  • ENVIRONMENTAL/SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PRODUCERS
      1. Water/runoff protections
      2. Use of recyclable plastics for packaging
      3. Electricity and facilities use
  • PROTECTIONS AGAINST STATE ACTION FOR VULNERABLE GROUPS
      1. Protections for the Elderly in HUD housing
      2. Cannabis use shall not preclude someone from accessing public services
      3. Parents who use cannabis shall not have their parental rights infringed
  • DIVERSITY IN LICENSE TYPES INCLUDING DELIVERY/MICRO BUSINESS
      1. Large set of license type options, including small, medium and large options
      2. Allow for micro business options which allow vertical integration at small scale
  • DETAILED PLAN TO UNDO THE DAMAGE DONE BY THE WAR ON DRUGS
      1. Create an “Office of Justice Reinvestment” capable of holding both the state and the industry accountable to their responsibilities
      2. Distribute Cannabis revenue to communities most impacted by the war on drugs
      3. Ensure opportunities in the new cannabis industry are owned and operated by individuals from historically over policed communities

 

 

 

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