Michigan Report: Marijuana Reg Agency's Social Equity Plan, Another Weed Grow Facility And Cannabis Industry Just Keeps Booming

Michigan's Regulatory Agency (MRA) released data last year showing that of all the individuals who have an ownership interest in a licensed adult-use business in the state, only 3.8% were Black and only 1.5% were Latino. The data naturally raises concerns in a state with a population of nearly 10 million – 14% Black and 5.6% Hispanics and Latinos.

Meanwhile, nearly 80% of people in federal prison and nearly 60% of people in state prison for drug offenses happen to be Black or Latino, data that reflect arrest rates in the rest of the country, according to the ACLU, which notes that despite roughly equal usage, Blacks are 3.73 times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana .

To help remedy this glaring disparity, the MRA launched a new program this week to bring more social equity to the state's cannabis …

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