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Inside one woman's effort to normalize marijuana in homes and get equity 'baked into the laws'


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It was really helping me.”As more states move to legalize marijuana, Lindsay said laws often do not include expunging records or releasing people incarcerated on marijuana arrests, and there’s no clear path for how they can join the legal market.“When legalization happens, people who have been marginalized get completely pushed to the side. Because if that doesn’t happen, all that’s going to do is continue to criminalize us and continue to have the same disparate impact while adding incredible insult to injury at the same time other people are making millions off of it.”Lindsay’s efforts to make the industry more equitable includes working with a group of lawyers in 2015 to draft a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts. My company's been profitable since year two.”The devices have gained popularity as more states legalize marijuana and as the pandemic keeps people at home, Lindsay said. The pandemic underscored the need for that kind of privacy."Ardent is available in all 50 states, including those where recreational and medicinal marijuana are not yet legal.Despite the venture’s success, Lindsay says her priority is bringing more people from underrepresented groups into the multibillion dollar cannabis industry.She co-founded a nonprofit called Equitable Opportunities Now to push equitable applications of existing laws and new ones.

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