The state of Oregon has no cannabis equity program and much of cannabis taxes have gone to funding policing in the state, as well as cities and counties. No funds are invested into repairing Black, Indigenous and Latina/o/x communities most harmed by cannabis criminalization.

Oregon needs a cannabis equity program that distributes cannabis taxes to programs that create opportunity for Black and brown families and funds automatic expungement of cannabis crimes for the 20,000+ Oregonians with an eligible cannabis conviction. Cannabis equity would also create more ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry for Black and brown people.

And so we decided it was time for cannabis equity in Oregon in 2021.

change starts with all of us and it happens now.

Since June 2020, partnered with Representative Akasha Lawrence Spence and Willamette Law School’s SSDP, NuLeaf Project led a broad workgroup of cannabis industry equity experts, expungement experts, people formerly arrested for cannabis, cannabis and community business leaders, and government agencies to build comprehensive, effective state equity policy.

“This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Learn more about Oregon’s Cannabis Equity Act and why the time to pass it is now.


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