The Cannabis Equity Act, Senate Bill 1294, was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, Wednesday, groundbreaking legislation that aims to reverse some of the damaging impacts cannabis prohibition has had on individuals from disadvantaged communities.

Authored by Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, the bill is the first social equity cannabis measure in the U.S. Sen. Steven Bradford.

“The signing of SB 1294 recognizes the failed efforts of the war on drugs,” said Bradford. “But more importantly, it highlights the disproportionate devastation cannabis criminalization has had on communities and helps address the harms by reducing barriers to licensure and increasing opportunities for employment."

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