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June 5, 2020

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Racist policing is one symptom of a social and legal system designed to benefit one group of people and keep another group disempowered. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Leafly Podcast

Episode 146: Cannabis, racism, and America’s crisis

This week:

Cannabis prohibition and American racism have been intertwined from the very beginning. This week Bruce, Alyssa, and Hannah dive into it.

Resources and things to read: 

Cannabis and America’s uprising: Time to answer the knock at the door (Leafly)

What does it mean to be “anti-racist”? (National Museum of African-American History and Culture)

How the practice of red-lining turned these Long Island towns white (Slate.com)

Black Americans are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana (ACLU report)

President Nixon’s “War on Drugs” was a pretext for arresting Black people (Drug Policy Alliance)

Examining the white-Black wealth gap in America (Brookings Institution)

How the U.S. government kept Black families out of the suburbs (NPR)

WTF is this all about now?

Every Friday the Roll-Up crew—Bruce Barcott, Alyssa Yeoman, and Hannah Staton—dissect the week’s top stories in cannabis with analysis, arguments, jokes, and obscure cultural references. It’s a news and culture podcast, slightly elevated.

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