‘This was supposed to be reparations’ Why is LA’s cannabis industry devastating black entrepreneurs?

A Los Angeles government program set up to provide cannabis licenses to people harmed by the war on drugs has been plagued by delays, scandal and bureaucratic blunders, costing some intended beneficiaries hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. Black entrepreneurs and activists across LA told the Guardian that the city’s embattled “social equity” program has left aspiring business

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