Tuesday, June 22, 2021
I flagged in this post the great Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) event that took place earlier this month titled "Social Equity 2.0: Expanding Horizons." Though I may be a bit biased, I think this 90-minute event was a terrifically interesting discussion of different ways to think about equity in the marijuana reform space But do not take my word for it, and everyone can now watch the full event via the video link on this page. In addition, Alyson Martin of Cannabis Wire authored this effective review of the panel discussion under the headline "What’s the Future of Cannabis Equity?" Here is how the review gets started:
Today, there is no uniformity in how states with legal cannabis approach equity. In other words, within the state-by-state patchwork of cannabis laws, there exists an equity patchwork, though lessons learned are emerging.
Last week, the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law hosted regulators and policymakers to discuss how cannabis law reform and subsequent rules can be centered on equity and can “lift” communities harmed by the disproportionate enforcement of prohibition. Panelists discussed how regulators can achieve economic empowerment and restorative justice, and how best to reinvest in communities.
Prior related posts on prior related events:
- DEPC event: "Social Equity 2.0: Lessons From Recent State Developments"
- DEPC event: "Social Equity 2.0: Expanding Horizons"
- Equity getting lots of attention, but still much work to do, as social justice becomes centered in marijuana reform efforts