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Rigged game: inequality on the rise in legal pot industry

Rigged game: inequality on the rise in legal pot industry

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue

Bill Piper, Senior Director of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance, believes the legal cannabis industry is hurtling toward racial stratification, noting that only about 1 percent of dispensaries nationwide are owned by people of color.

“One of the things I worry about is that there’s essentially two markets,” Piper wrote in a recent article. “One market is the legal market which is really, really, really hard to get into, and then there’s the illicit market which has existed for hundreds if not thousands of years, which is going to linger on for awhile.

Rigged game: inequality on the rise in legal pot industry






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