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.
“Throughout history, Black communities have been disproportionately punished by marijuana criminalization. Even in a time when marijuana is being legalized, we still struggle to receive justice for past iniquities and to be included in the multimillion dollar industry. It was an honor to create these designs because there are still so many families being impacted by cannabis criminalization. Let’s continue to fight for the justice and reparations our communities deserve!” – Bee Harris