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.