Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says his city is taking “proactive steps” to producing confident the recreational marijuana sector is equitable.

In a current letter to The New York Occasions in response to its story “Leaders Urging Fairness in Pot Sector,” Walsh mentioned that Boston is making certain that new recreational marijuana retail organizations are spread all through the city and “that the communities that suffered the most in the war on drugs have access to the new financial possibilities presented by legalization.”

“We are fostering partnerships in between established cannabis corporations and entrepreneurs of colour from neighborhood communities,” the mayor mentioned. “We have named on nicely-funded operators to build a pool of sources that would assistance operate force education for neighborhood minority- and females-owned little organizations and ownership possibilities.”

Walsh added that 5 of the six retail marijuana organizations the city has formed agreements with “have diverse ownership and leadership.”

Study Walsh’s complete letter more than at the Occasions.

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