SXSW 2020

Can The South Rise To End Pot Prohibition?


There is more public support for cannabis law reform than ever before with new polls showing more than half the country is in favor of legalizing cannabis. Moreover, statistics in legal states show that, in some ways, regulation works better than prohibition. However southern states are slow to follow suit in legalizing & decriminalizing cannabis use and possession. Prohibition fails to reduce access to cannabis while wasting billions of dollars, and results in hundreds of thousands of racially skewed arrests each year. What will it take for the South to ultimately rise above prohibition? This panel will feature cannapreneurs in the South who approach this question from various angles and examine how to promote an inclusive environment for those seeking to enter the cannabis industry.

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Kerristen Brooks, Owner, Eunoia Herbals

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Cannabusiness
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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