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Would-be weed merchants hit a 'grass ceiling'

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Would-be weed merchants hit a 'grass ceiling'

19 Desember 2023

For decades, states have prosecuted and imprisoned people for selling weed. Today, recreational marijuana is legal in almost half of U.S. states, and many want to give individuals who were impacted by marijuana enforcement a chance to sell it legally. But as the roughly $30 billion cannabis industry grows, are these so-called social equity programs living up to their promise? Today on the show, why many would-be cannabis entrepreneurs find themselves hitting a 'grass ceiling'. Related So you want to sell marijuana across state lines (Apple Podcasts/Spotify) For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at Music by Drop Electric. Find us: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Newsletter. Learn more about sponsor message choices: NPR Privacy Policy


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