CHICOPEE, Mass., Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Drugs. Racial inequality has been a pervasive theme in these policies resulting in disproportionate persecution of minorities for decades. The “Reimagining Community Days” event seeks to bring transformative justice to those who have been affected by it most.
Today, in the Commonwealth, where cannabis is legal, nearly $2 billion has been generated through cannabis sales. However, none of those funds are allocated towards the sealing of CORI records or expungements for those disproportionately affected by the war on drugs. The MRCC, with the support of Theory Wellness, is working to change that with their “Reimaging Community Days” event.
The event, to be held at Theory Wellness’ Chicopee dispensary this Thursday, September 30, will offer free legal counseling for expungements, sealing CORI records, wraparound services, and cannabis health consultations for registered attendees previously subject to cannabis-related crimes.
In today’s industry, expungements and CORI sealing are critical to healing the past woes of the War on Drugs, especially here in Massachusetts. Those who still have these records are prohibited from obtaining a license to work in the cannabis industry, prolonging systemic racial inequality. The event