Cannabis legalization must include cannabis equity

Addressing the racialized harms of cannabis prohibition barely featured in political debates over legalization in Canada
The Conversation (UK)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

canada cannabis flagCanada’s federal government is currently working to pass a bill that would provide pardons for people convicted of minor cannabis possession. With a federal election around the corner, it may be too little, too late. As a result of mounting pressure, Canada’s federal government is now struggling to pass this bill before politicians leave the capital for the summer break. If the bill does not pass, it is unlikely to do so before a national election this fall, leaving tens of thousands of lives hanging in the balance. What Canadian legalization lacks are the important measures needed to repair the damage caused by almost a century of prohibition.