Episode 114: Marijuana Reform Policies and Their Impact Black and Brown Communities

Conversation with Maritza Perez Medina, Chelsea Higgs Wise, and Marvin Tolliver

Recreational use of marijuana has been legalized in 24 states, three U.S. territories, and Washington, D.C. But how have marijuana reforms affected Black and Brown populations that were heavily impacted by marijuana criminal prosecutions before legalization? And what should #SocialWorkers know about this issue? NASW Senior Policy Adviser Mel Wilson sits down with Maritza Perez Medina, director of the Office of Federal Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance; Chelsea Higgs Wise, executive director of Marijuana Justice; and Marvin Toliver, a therapist at the Radical Therapy Center, to discuss this important issue.

Posted Apr. 22, 2024

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