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Empowerment Exchange: Cannabis & Culture

Tuesday, June  25, 2024
12:30 PM-1:30 PM

About this Webinar

Historically, racially disproportionate enforcement of drug laws has resulted in Black Ohioans being 3.4x more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession and distribution than White Ohioans, despite similar rates in cannabis consumption. In 2023, voters overwhelmingly approved Ohio Issue 2, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative, to legalize adult recreational cannabis use, and dispensaries are slated to begin sales later this year. While this was a huge victory for recreational cannabis legalization advocates, what does it mean for the Black community? How can Black Ohioans take advantage of this social and economic opportunity? What challenges and systemic barriers to social justice and equity still exist? What solutions can we take?


Join our panelists as we discuss the challenges, barriers, solutions, and opportunities for socially equitable change for our state.

Guest Speakers

More guest speakers are to be announced!

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This event is free and open to members of the public. Click the link below to register for the Empowerment Exchange: Cannabis and Culture Webinar.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

About the Empowerment Exchange Lunch & Learn Series

The Empowerment Exchange, hosted by the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, is a free, bimonthly lunch-and-learn webinar series that aims to provide a platform for knowledge exchange and empowerment to uplift issues and solutions affecting Black Ohioans.

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