“It’s a double edge sword and it doesn’t make a lot of sense”
The state is taking applications for cannabis licenses, half of them falling under the ‘social equity’ category to make it an even playing field.
One applicant wants to rewrite the injustices of the past.
A social equity applicant in Hartford with a very diverse background has big plans for her dispensary and for communities disproportionately impacted, Connecticut is now accepting applications for cannabis licenses.
In the first round of lotteries for retail, six general and six social equity licenses will be awarded. Tiana Hercules, a lawyer, city councilor, and activist is one of those social equity applicants.
“We are in a paradox where people are making millions of dollars off of something that has incarcerated folks that look like myself, my brothers, my family,” Hercules said.
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