By Tamantha Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
While everyone is out getting high and enjoying life this 4/20, let’s not forget about the many black and brown people locked up for weed…while white people make money off of it in some of those same states.
Ice cream company, Ben & Jerry’s is making sure that people know about the current injustices that are happening surrounding cannabis. In a video, they said: “Ever notice how most people making $$$ Off legalized cannabis are white? But a disproportionate number of people getting arrested for using cannabis are black? That’s not cool. Let’s celebrate 4/20 this year by making sure legalization doesn’t leave people of color behind and expunging everybody’s cannabis convictions. Get the scoop at benjerry.com.”
Unfortunately, what Ben & Jerry’s stated is true. Black people are getting sent to jail for something that mostly white people are proffering from. Weed should be legal everywhere. We shouldn’t have to lose our people to weed convictions anymore. We stan Ben & Jerry’s! Click their link in the video below for more information on how you can help.
— Ben & Jerry's (@benandjerrys) April 20, 2019