For decades, the war on drugs has unfairly locked up a disproportionate number of black people in California. Now that recreational weed is legal, the city of Oakland has mandated that half of all marijuana business permits go to people who are low income and have a cannabis conviction. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visits Nug, a weed business training such folks to become potrepreuners.
Cannabis, pot, weed — whatever you call it, the question of whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana use is gaining steam in the United States, and around the world. AJ+ host Dena Takruri reviews the biggest arguments for and against marijuana legalization.
From the pot cafes of Amsterdam, medical cannabis in Canada, full-on marijuana legalization in Uruguay, and one state at a time in the United States — AJ+ animates the history of worldwide legalization and decriminalization of weed.