Will African-Americans benefit from the marijuana industry

Jesce Horton of Oregon started the Minority Cannabis Business Association to diversify the industry. As a college student in Florida, he was arrested three times for marijuana possession. Amanda Lucier For The Washington Post

African-Americans looking to enter the legal marijuana industry face higher hurdles

The lack of minority representation is especially fraught given that research shows African-Americans were disproportionately arrested and incarcerated during the war on drugs. Now that marijuana is seen as a legitimate business, advocates argue that minorities should also reap the profits.

“Here’s a drug that for years has been the bane of the minority community, sending young people to jail by the boatloads,” Hill said. “Now, it could be a boon to these communities, but minorities have been left out.”

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