City of Pasadena To Hold a Cannabis Social Equity Community Workshop on Wednesday, May 11

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena will host a meeting on Wednesday, May 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., to gather community input on ideas for implementation of a local cannabis social equity program. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

The goal of cannabis social equity is to ensure that people from communities disproportionately harmed by cannabis prohibition and discriminatory law enforcement benefit from cannabis legalization. The City currently requires that cannabis businesses commit to investing in the impacted communities here in Pasadena. Examples include enhancing education, legal aid, youth development programs and violence prevention. This often looks like volunteering, making donations and sponsoring local non-profit events. Adoption of a formal cannabis social equity program could require increased commitments from these local cannabis businesses.

For questions regarding the event, please email: marijuanaregulations@cityofpasadena.net

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Event flyer featuring three young adult males in conference room wearing face masks COMMUNITY MEETING Wednesday, May 11 6 - 7:30 p.m. Join Planning & Community Development Department staff WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, to share your ideas for a Pasadena #cannabis social equity program that will invest in the communities most affected by the drug wars. For more information, email: marijuanaregulations@cityofpasadena.net For accessibility information or to request an accommodation, contact (626) 744-7311 or CSC@cityofpasadena.net. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help ensure availability. Masks are strongly recommended to be worn indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status