CANNABIS CULTURE – “It’s been five years since Prop 64. Time is up. Enough is enough. Governor Newsom. Nicole Elliott, state legislators, labor unions —It’s time to answer this call of civil rights. There needs to be a new intention to have social equity owners and workers in our communities, thrive and be prioritized.”
Kika Keith, Owner Gorilla Rex Wellness Co.
Representatives from the front lines of the failed war on drugs rallied on the front steps of California’s state government to demand reform to current cannabis taxation structures and an end to the state-sanctioned tragedy that is the war on drugs. The rally took place on Thursday January 13th. The two cohorts represented reflect Black and brown cannabis operators as well as legacy craft Emerald Triangle farmers. Both were inordinately harmed by the misguided War on Drugs. The supposition driving yesterday’s rally is that California’s broken tax scheme is the next iteration of that assault, a War on Drugs, 2.0. The groups called for a cessation of the excise tax on equity operators and a suspension of the cultivation tax for all cannabis growers.
Amber Senter, a rally organizer as well as co-founder, executive director and chairman of