Funding for social equity piece of retail marijuana is slow in coming – News – telegram.com – Worcester, MA

With Massachusetts’ first recreational marijuana retail stores scheduled to open in July, there are concerns that the state has not done enough to promote potential business ventures in the new industry by African-Americans and Latinos who have been disproportionately harmed by marijuana laws.The state is required under law to ensure that the marijuana industry creates economic empowerment in communities disproportionately impacted by high rates of marijuana arrests and incarcerations,

Source: Funding for social equity piece of retail marijuana is slow in coming – News – telegram.com – Worcester, MA

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