Racial Reconciliation Roundtable Cannabis

In 2017, the Executive Director of Ronnie’s House began fighting to make the Cannabis Social Equity Program more equitable in the City of Long Beach. In 2020, Ronnie’s House hosted a Roundtable in partnership with the City of Long Beach during the Racial Reconciliation Initiative to foster the Social Equity program.  The roundtable resulted in moving Cannabis Social equity into a priority position in the final Racial Reconilaiton plan. Since then some policy has changed and is continuing to change to create better paths to Cannabis Social Equity. Ronnie’s House also Supported the creating of the investment piece, working with the Office of Equity, to ensure that investment through a social program is put back into youth leadership, gun violence, and reentry programming.   Ronnie’s House will continue the work of moving social equity policy forward locally and on a national level.

Cannabis Reconciliation Roundtable

Groups in Attendance No. of Attendees
Cannabis Business 10
Other 5
Education 2
Government 8
Non Profit 5
Social Equity Applicant 17
Total in Attendance 47

Cannabis Reconciliation Roundtable

Gender of Attendees No. of Attendees
Female 25
Male 20
Prefer Not to Disclose 2
Total in Attendance 47

Ronnie's House led two roundtables during the Long Beach Racial Reconciliation initiative addressing Cannabis and Reentry