CannaBiz on The Drive with Steve Jaxon: Listen Now!
It was an honor to have Chair Malia Cohen, recently elected to the Board of Equalization, call in to discuss cannabis, structural taxation issues with the industry, and her previous work to overturn past cannabis criminal convictions in San Francisco.
Chair Cohen has worked for years creating programs that are equitable, fair, and oriented around local community growth. Prior to joining the Board of Equalization, she spent 8 years on the Board of Supervisors. In that role, she worked alongside other leaders to revisit cannabis convictions, eventually expunging 9,362 felony and misdemeanor cases, which had disproportionately affected People of Color during the War On Drugs. Along with this she put together an Equity Program dedicated to developing the individuals and communities impacted by those convictions.