Following President Trump’s announcement Tuesday to rescind the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, DC Councilmember At-Large Robert C. White, Jr joined Harold Fisher to voice his concerns.
Statues are symbols that recognize great people and deeds throughout our nation’s history. Many of the Confederate statues interspersed throughout our country were erected during the height of Jim Crow to remind Black Americans of their inferior citizenship. Enshrining and glorifying bigotry and racial discrimination should not stand as a representation of who we are…
Minorities have struggled to break into the industry, however, even in places like D.C. which legalized medical marijuana in 2014. The District removed criminal penalties for possessing, consuming and growing cannabis in small amounts, but marijuana can only be sold from an established medical marijuana business.
Marijuana sales grew 30 percent last year, reaching $6.7 billion in North America, according to a cannabis research company. The D.C. Council is ensuring residents can financially benefit from the budding industry, particularly entrepreneurs of color.