Boston Community Leaders Call For Fully-Funded Cannabis Equity Program And More Diversity

Social equity advocates in Boston released a letter to state Senate President Karen Spilka citing an 'urgent need to support local entrepreneurs an...

July 1, 2022
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Social equity advocates in Boston released a letter to state Senate President Karen Spilka citing an 'urgent need to support local entrepreneurs and reform local cannabis licensing.'The advocates' coalition includes Equitable Opportunities Now, ACLU, Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, Boston Impact Initiative, Foundation for Business Equity, The Boston Foundation and Union Capital Boston, among others.The letter urged legislators to fully fund social equity programs and include key equity provisions from each bill after noticing the conference committee chosen to negotiate differences between House and Senate cannabis reform bills was entirely made up of white people.

Joana Scopel, Benzinga Staff Writer