HACKENSACK, New Jersey — Over the decades, marijuana has been somewhat of an enemy to Black America.
Anti-marijuana laws were initially created to target Latinos and Black jazz musicians, according to the Marijuana Policy Project. And according to the American Civil Liberties Union, Black Americans are arrested four times more than white Americans for cannabis offenses.
This sort of history has prompted people watching the growing legalization of cannabis to tout the entrepreneurial opportunity as a chance to even the racial score. NABJ Black News & Views contributor Allison J. Davis talked to a New Jersey entrepreneur who is doing just that.