Black History Month at Oasis Cananbis

BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT OASIS CANNABIS

Since the early 1900’s, Black and Brown people of color (POC) have suffered disproportionately from Cannabis enforcement laws & policy in the US. This was only exacerbated by the War on Drugs implemented in the early 1970’s by the Nixon administration. Although overall marijuana arrests have decreased nationally since 2010, racially unjust enforcement of cannabis laws persists even in states where it’s legal or decriminalized.

The Facts:

“Marijuana arrests are still widespread nationwide, making up 43 percent of all drug arrests — more than any other drug. The vast majority of these arrests — nine out of 10 — are for possession.”
 
“Black people are 3.64 times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession, notwithstanding comparable usage rates.”
(American Civil Liberties Union, 2020) 

“…between 2015 and 2019, there were 3,631 marijuana arrests in the District of Columbia. 89% percent of those arrested were Black, even as they make up only 45 percent of the city’s population.”
(Washington Post, 2020)– Mandatory social distancing for all customers

Arizona recently legalized recreational marijuana under Proposition 207. Since taking effect in November, the state has already begun to drop pending possession cases and lay out the guidelines for upcoming expungement applications.
 
An Associated Press survey of county attorneys received responses from 13 of 15 elected county attorneys, all of whom said they were either immediately dropping existing cases or in one case pausing prosecutions and planning to drop them when Proposition 207 goes into effect.”
(Fox 10 Phoenix, 2020)

“Until July 12, 2021, marijuana convictions and arrest records will only be able to be set aside. In order to expunge a marijuana conviction in Arizona, you will need to file a petition for expungement with the court on or after that date.”
(Lerner & Rowe Law Group)

 

Here 3 things you can do to show your support for the Black Community during Black History Month:

 

DONATE TO RELEVANT CAUSES

For the month of February, a portion of all Oasis proceeds will be donated to the Last Prisoner Project’s Roll It Up For Justice Program to help fight social injustice. Donation boxes will be placed in all Oasis locations and we encourage you to join us and “Roll One Up for Justice”.

 

EDUCATE YOURSELF OR LOVED ONES

  • Between The World and I – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Becoming – Michelle Obama
  • The Cannabis Manifesto – Steve DeAngelo
  • 13th- Film by Ava Duvernay
  • Pot Brothers at Law

We also highly suggest you check out MITA’s free Social Equity Mentorship Program and how they’re helping the racial disparities in this industry.

SUPPORT LOCAL BLACK BUSINESS

  • Mr. Wonderful’s Chicken & Waffles (Chandler, Food Truck)
  • Founding Father’s Kitchen (Chandler)
  • West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse (Chandler)
  • Hot Pot Carribean Cuisine (Chandler)
  • Early Bird Vegan (Phoenix)

Mr. Wonderful’s Chicken & Waffles Food Truck will be onsite the following days and locations:

Friday, February 5th
North Chandler location from 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday, February 19th
South Chandler location from 11:00am – 4:00pm

Friday, February 26th
South Chandler location from 11:00am – 9:00pm

 

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