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The Oakland city council has just approve a program called the Equity Permit Programs, which will allow recently incarceration individuals the opportunity to receive medical cannabis industry permits. It was created out of the desire to create a form of economic reparations for people and neighborhoods affected by the war on marijuana.
In order to apply to part of the program, each applicant has to be an Oakland resident; have to reside in one of the six East Oakland police beats that falls under the program for at least two years prior to the date of the application; maintain nothing less than a 50% ownership in the dispensary application; and will not be barred from the application because of a prior marijuana/Cannabis conviction.
The councilmember who suggested this program, Delsey Brooks gains an advantage seeing that many of the " equality" police beats are in her district and none of them include the neighborhood affected by the war on drugs
but still this is an important step forward in marijuana reform and criminal justice reform since PoC are most affected by drug related offenses.
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