Hightimes Holdings, owners of the popular pot publication High Times, inched one step closer to becoming a bonafide plant-touching cannabis business this week. The Los Angeles-based media company announced Tuesday the initial closing of a deal to acquire 10 operational and planned marijuana dispensaries from Arizona-based multistate operator Harvest Health and Recreation.
As cities and states increasingly decriminalize and legalize cannabis, public policy is trending toward expungement. It’s a start, and it’s one that’s happening at various speeds across the country. But justice doesn’t just mean pardoning those with low-level marijuana convictions. It means actively offering public and private programs to ensure minorities get more than an equal shot.