As the stigma and status of cannabis shifts, we have a generational opportunity to disrupt the harms of racism by using the legal cannabis industry as a model for healing and equity. Regulating the cannabis industry is not enough; to end the drug war once and for all, we need to redress the harms it created and reverse its impacts permanently.
The Hood Incubator, Amplifier and Cookies are collaborating to build a movement for cannabis justice that leverages the regulated cannabis industry to reverse the harmful impacts of the drug war and create a world where every person can generate health, wealth, power, and prosperity for their families and communities. By ensuring that people harmed by the drug war can benefit from the cannabis industry and organizing them around a political agenda for justice, the Hood Incubator activates our community in the fight for Black liberation.
“For the Cannabis Justice campaign, we wanted to show the inequality that is prevalent within the topic of cannabis legalization. Our experiences are not universal simply because they are our own, and I hope through these images some light is shed on those that are unjustly affected by and forgotten when public opinion changes on a subject like cannabis and its role in society.” – Thomas Wimberly