Editor’s note: John Kagia was identified with his company in this article, but was speaking for himself, not his company.
BOSTON – For civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton, cannabis legalization lands squarely under his purview.
“I will never tell you how to grow marijuana, I don’t know how to do that,” Sharpton told an audience in Boston Thursday. “But I know how to agitate.”
Sharpton’s remarks came during the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in Boston, where he argued marijuana — especially the business opportunities afforded by legalization — is a civil rights issue.
“It should be a civil right for people to maintain and enhance their health,” Sharpton said. “Second, as this industry builds, it should be inclusive. Blacks cannot be the ones that go to jail and others to the bank.”
New Frontier Data’s John Kagia, who came to the conference