State Sen. James Sanders Jr. joined by representatives of the National Cannabis Party announced plans to introduce the Cannabis Community Reinvestment Act at a press conference. They also launched a grassroots campaign to build support for the legislation.
Sanders said, “The War on Drugs unleashed severe damage and ruined many lives—particularly in communities of color. My bill will ensure that companies that profit the most from the legalization of cannabis will contribute part of their profits back into the communities most harmed by the War on Drugs.”
The bill would require multi-state cannabis operators in the cannabis industry to create a plan to reinvest in communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition.