Woke and toke - The other side of this black and white challenge.

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Yes I am here to uplift and collectively celebrate womxn. So here’s a different side of me. The one that confuses some and makes others uncomfortable. Let’s talk about the stigma of MARIJUANA-CANNABIS-WEED-REEFER and the things our family members say about people who do consume it. Often times our elders see the act of smoking weed and automatically think negatively- they associate it with crime and jail. And they have every right to think so given the insurmountable amount of Black people in jail for possession of small amounts. While more people are accepting the use of marijuana and reform is happening in states across the nation, Black arrests are STILL 4 times more likely than whites for possession, and it is still not entirely decriminalized.


We have to ask: Why are these communities targeted? Why isn’t the decriminalization of cannabis consumption happening in every state? How do we have this conversation with elders to dismantle their negative perceptions of an entire community? Let’s start with the facts!