We can change cannabis laws and begin to acknowledge and repair the racist criminal justice system, AND invest in communities ravaged by the Drug War.
Did you know that black people are, on average, 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people (https://tinyurl.com/ACLURacialDisparities)?
Take action to begin righting past, present, and future wrongs!
1. Educate Yourself on Racial Disparities to Further the Conversation | Check out our recent blog post for more information on several studies that provide more details on these disparities, and for additional considerations to ensure just cannabis law reform
2. Familiarize Yourself with the Language of Current North Carolina Legislation | You can read up on various legislation proposed in North Carolina https://www.ncnorml.org/are-north-carolinas-legislators-ready-to-have-a-real-cannabis-conversation-in-2020/
3. Stay Updated on Current Candidates Positions on Cannabis Reform | More information on who is running contested in 2020 for NC House (https://www.ncnorml.org/who-is-running-in-contested-2020-primaries-nc-house/) and NC Senate (https://www.ncnorml.org/who-is-running-in-2020-contested-primaries-nc-senate/)
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