Will Florida legalize recreational pot? Medical marijuana is already legal. But who really cares? It’s all bad for Miami’s black community, where weed has helped drive the economy for years.
What governments aren’t even mentioning is paying reparations to black-dominated countries or African-Americans who have or will lose their livelihoods from all this legalization.
State legislators in Florida, more than anywhere else, have concentrated the power and money of pot in just a few hands — and almost none of them belong to African-Americans. Nationally, about 81 percent of cannabis business owners or founders are white, while only 4 percent are African-American, Marijuana Business Daily found last year.