Meanwhile, a campaign launched to address the racial bias in Canada’s prosecution of marijuana laws is pushing a bigger plan – to help racialized people succeed in the fast growing legal weed business.
There’s an uncomfortable truth to reckon with when it comes to cannabis legalization in Canada – for people of colour the damage of prohibition has already been done.
In Toronto, for example, Black men are three times more likely to be charged with simple possession of marijuana than white men. What’s needed now, say lawyers and academics who’ve recently launched the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty, is an amendment to Bill C-45 that will grant pardons to those who have been arrested for simple possession.
– Read the entire article at Now Toronto.