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Old 01-10-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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California’s Affirmative Action for ‘Marijuana Entrepreneurs’
Los Angeles, Oakland and other cities create ‘equity programs’ to help minority ex-cons get into legal pot.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/califor...urs-1515543760


In California, a criminal record can prevent you from obtaining a liquor license but give you a leg up in obtaining a permit to deal dope. What gives?

It’s all part of an effort in the Golden State to help more minorities become “marijuana entrepreneurs.” On New Year’s Day, California became the ninth state to legalize cannabis for recreational use, but officials are worried that not enough blacks will qualify for the permits needed to sell weed legally. To address this “problem,” Los Angeles, Oakland and other cities have created “equity programs” that offer no-interest loans and other perks to people who live in poor black neighborhoods and have been convicted of drug crimes. If you’re a white applicant, you can improve your own chances of receiving a permit by “incubating” an equity applicant, which means making him a 50% partner in the business or giving him floor space in your establishment, rent-free.

The progressives who dreamed this up sold it as a way to compensate blacks, who progressives claim have been disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:33 AM
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Do you have to be a California resident?
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:09 PM
 
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California’s Affirmative Action for ‘Marijuana Entrepreneurs’
Los Angeles, Oakland and other cities create ‘equity programs’ to help minority ex-cons get into legal pot.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/califor...urs-1515543760


In California, a criminal record can prevent you from obtaining a liquor license but give you a leg up in obtaining a permit to deal dope. What gives?

It’s all part of an effort in the Golden State to help more minorities become “marijuana entrepreneurs.” On New Year’s Day, California became the ninth state to legalize cannabis for recreational use, but officials are worried that not enough blacks will qualify for the permits needed to sell weed legally. To address this “problem,” Los Angeles, Oakland and other cities have created “equity programs” that offer no-interest loans and other perks to people who live in poor black neighborhoods and have been convicted of drug crimes. If you’re a white applicant, you can improve your own chances of receiving a permit by “incubating” an equity applicant, which means making him a 50% partner in the business or giving him floor space in your establishment, rent-free.

The progressives who dreamed this up sold it as a way to compensate blacks, who progressives claim have been disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.

Where are the 'equity programs' for poor white non-cons?
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