The Oregon Cannabis Equity Act provides equal opportunity for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx ownership in the growing cannabis industry and invests in communities disproportionately impacted by overpolicing and cannabis criminalization.
As Oregon continues to see growth in the recreational cannabis market, the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act provides an opportunity for Oregon to pass the most comprehensive, holistic approach to cannabis equity in the United States. This Act focuses on widespread reinvestment in the communities that have been hurt most by racial profiling and the War on Drugs – Black, Indigenous and Latina/o/x communities.
Passage of the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act would focus cannabis tax dollars and other relevant funds into repairing the damages done to Black and brown communities by providing business opportunities and support and meeting housing, education, and health care needs. The act also enacts free, automatic expungement of eligible cannabis crimes for everyone eliminating the hurdles that have kept 20,000+ Oregonians from expunging their cannabis record.
CURRENT ACTIONS AS OF APRIL 9, 2021
1. WRITE A LETTER
Show your support for the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act by sending a letter to the members of the Oregon House Judiciary Committee.
START LETTER HERE
2. SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE FREE APRIl 27 TOWN HALL
A town hall event about why we need to pass the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act and how you can get involved. Hosted by the Cannabis Equity PAC it will feature presentations by Oregon legislators, activists, and key organizers of the bill talking about what it does, what challenges it faces and how people can get involved. Please register today and join the effort behind this historic bill.
SIGN UP FOR FREE HERE