Denver developed a multi-pronged approach to ensuring that communities who have been disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs can benefit from the legalization of marijuana. Mayor Hancock's Cannabis Social Equity work includes exploring a variety of tactics including the continued use of marijuana tax revenue to support low and moderate-income neighborhoods, obtaining data related to the marijuana industry, vacating low-level marijuana convictions and identifying areas of need in workforce development and licensing ownership and entrepreneurship.
Denver is taking a large share of marijuana tax revenue to address marijuana equity issues - and addressing holistically - not assuming one size fits all when addressing ills of 50-year war on drugs. To date, Denver’s multi-pronged approach has included:
Turn Over a New Leaf Program
Marijuana Tax Revenue
Denver is promoting inclusion for people and communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs as well as communities that are now being affected by the regulated marijuana industry.
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