Why marijuana matters, and how we can end the war on drugs. | Khadijah Tribble | TEDxMidAtlantic

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Khadijah Tribble eloquently describes how marijuana reform is necessary to end the destructive war on drugs. Differential enforcement of marijuana drug laws have led to ongoing, systemic social and economic inequity. Tribble suggests that making basic changes to our laws around marijuana can lead to a more just and fair outcomes for everyone. Khadijah Tribble is a social entrepreneur on a mission to do good. She is a recent graduate of Harvard Kennedy School where she was a Cheng Fellow at the Social Innovation Change Initiative. Khadijah currently serves on the board of Changing Perceptions DC, a community-based organization that enables ex-offenders and formerly incarcerated individuals to open small businesses. Prior to attending Harvard, Khadijah worked as a consultant providing information and operational support to grassroots community organizations, healthcare industry firms and government clients related to housing and health. As a Cheng Fellow, Khadijah launched the Marijuana Policy Trust, an organization aimed at interrupting the current cannabis regulatory landscape by modeling equity in cannabis regulations at local, state and federal levels.


The Marijuana Matters project promotes equity in cannabis through advocacy, education and the Minorities In Cannabis (MIC incubator/accelerator. The goal of MIC is to increase marketplace access, generate revenue and improve social and economic outcomes for individuals and communities most impacted by the failed war on drug policies. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx


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