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Creating Cannabis Equity in Virginia

Columbia Care Partnership Announcement

Local Cannabis Organizations Unite to Educate, Support and Provide Access to Cannabis-Related Services and Opportunities for BIPOC Communities

Today Columbia Care Virginia announced it is partnering with three organizations – BIPOCANN, the Virginia Minority Cannabis Coalition and Nolef Turns – to offer social equity-driven resources   for the developing cannabis community in Virginia. This group is dedicated to ensuring that Virginia’s BIPOC community has viable, competitive opportunities in the market, and supports three elements critical to effective social equity initiatives — justice reform, entrepreneurship and mentorship, and equitable representation.

Nolef Turns’ goals are to center people in the cannabis conversation. Social equity is about more than profit; it’s about addressing the past harms of the failed war on drugs. We are thankful for this partnership to push education about your rights as it pertains to cannabis and to continue to advocate for justice reform for people impacted by prohibition and mass incarceration.

See Columbia Care’s press release here.

(Download PDF here)

 


Take the Pledge! Real Chances at Dignity After Convictions

Take The Pledge!

There are over 46,000 collateral consequences - additional civil state penalties, mandated by statute, that attach to criminal convictions. The sentence never ends.

There are 6.1 million people living with a felony conviction in America. If housing is truly a right, why do we allow convictions to deny people access to safe and affordable housing that they can afford? Are background check questions on employment applications really for public safety?

Take the pledge, donate today, become an NLT member! http://bit.ly/4Dignity


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