so weed is legal, now what? the war on drugs has had devastating impacts, especially on black and indigenous communities that have been over-policed, charged and incarcerated for drug possession offenses despite similar rates of drug use across racial groups. upwards of 500,000 canadians still have criminal records for cannabis possession even though it is now legal. in this episode, maggie speaks with criminologist akwasi owusu-bempah about why we need to expunge those records and make amends for some of the injustices of the war on drugs.
- akwasi’s tedx talk : the untapped promise of cannabis legalization
- cannabis amnesty: key facts about cannabis prohibition
- cannabis amnesty: take action and email your mp to support expungement