Proactive Points for Police Departments from a Cannabis Entrepreneur Who Has Experienced Police Brutality
For decades, harsh marijuana laws, enforcement, and penalties have oppressed communities across the nation. Following the death of George Floyd and as a cannabis entrepreneur, I would not be comfortable speaking on police brutality if it weren't for marijuana and my own experience with the boys in blue. What simple, measurable actions can cities and Police Departments take to reduce injustices? Not only in my personal experience, but across the population, we can see that these abuses of power during prohibition and excessive policing are not inseparable. The simple connection is systemic and institutional racism. Here are a few points that any Police Department can take in the right direction.