SUSTAINABILITY

Cannabis cultivation can use a whole lot of energy.  Federal legalization has the potential to create a more environmentally-friendly cannabis industry.

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LET’S BREAK IT DOWN

Cannabis cultivation and production is already raising important questions around water use, energy use, waste, pesticide use and runoff. Federal legalization provides a historic opportunity to bring unregulated cultivation out of the shadows and create a national framework for environmental sustainability

  • Federal legalization would give cannabis companies access to a range of environmental incentives, like carbon reduction tax offsets and energy efficiency grants, that have helped other industries greatly reduce their environmental footprints.
  • Moving cannabis from an unregulated to a regulated industry will allow a transition away from facilities that were not set up for environmental efficiency and have not been held to any environmental standards.
  • ​Federal​ legalization would boost research and innovation ​to help cannabis businesses ​increase sustainability. It would also enable cultivators, producers and manufacturers to collaborate with regulators to develop and implement a national set of best practices for environmental sustainability.
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CANNABIS ISSUES

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EXPUNGEMENT

Countless Americans have cannabis-related convictions on their records that make it difficult to get jobs, housing, and education. Thousands more are still behind bars. Federal cannabis reform could stop people from being punished for something that’s legal in much of the country.

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SOCIAL EQUITY

Black Americans are nearly 4x more likely than white Americans to be arrested for cannabis offenses, yet only 2% of cannabis businesses are Black-owned. Social equity programs aim to address problems like this so the legal cannabis industry can create opportunities for everyone.

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BANKING

Most banks can’t work with cannabis businesses even though they are legal at the state level. This forces a multi-billion dollar industry to rely almost entirely on cash, which creates all sorts of problems.

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CANNABIS IN COMMON

Head to the Cannabis In Common homepage to find out where out where your senators stand on legalization and take action!

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