A major civil rights group recently released a policy statement endorsing marijuana legalization with a focus on social equity, and it detailed the specifics of what it hopes to see come out of the reform in a new policy paper. The National Urban League (NUL), which was founded more than 100 years ago, unveiled its Equitable Cannabis Legalization policy guidance earlier this month after New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) made key appointments to regulate the state’s marijuana market. “New York State has an opportunity to establish itself as a true leader in cannabis justice by naming new leadership to administer its new cannabis legalization program,” NUL President Marc Morial said in a press release, adding that the group is “eager to partner with New York officials to end cannabis prohibition by establishing a true and deep equitable legalization program.”

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 09/14/2021

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