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Sha’Carri Richardson Weed Suspension

Sha’Carri Richardson Suspension Over Marijuana Use: Racism?

If you’ve been following the Tokyo Olympics 2021, you probably heard the Sha’Carri Richardson suspension over marijuana use controversy. For the clueless, here’s a quick reminder. In June, Richardson, 21, dominated the women’s 100-meter race in Oregon’s U.S. track and field trials, only to be suspended from the U.S. Olympic team due to a positive…

Prison Reform

Cannabis Industry Still Struggling with Diversity and Injustice

The cannabis industry is flourishing now more than ever. States such as Illinois have turned to legalize recreational marijuana use, and the economic results have been astounding. Within the first month of legalization, customers in Illinois have already spent nearly $40 million on recreational marijuana.  With big business comes big politics and make no mistake, candidates’…