Many legal experts argue that the current recession and social unrest could spark more legalization legislation for the cannabis industry. Decriminalization efforts across the United States in places like Nevada, Georgia, Virginia, and New Jersey exhibit a trend in which communities are trying to address social justice concerns by cutting down the number of people imprisoned for non-violent cannabis offenses, Furthermore, many state ordinances are looking at directing tax revenue to minority communities impacted by past Drug War policies. Supporter argues that the cannabis industry’s growth during the pandemic exposed the industry’s ability to withstand a recession and create potential revenue generation for many municipalities in economic turmoil.

– CNN Profiles – Jose Pagliery – Reporter, CNN Investigates – CNN, Alicia Wallace, 06/23/2020 8:00:00 PM

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