She had to say something. Speaker after speaker at the Prince George’s County Council meeting had just railed against the very business that Chante Goodwin, 35, hoped to launch as a Black woman intent on joining the green rush ushered in when Maryland legalized adult cannabis sales. One county resident compared dispensaries to sex shops. “What happened to just say no?” another asked, referencing a Reagan-era slogan on drug prevention.
A cold reception for cannabis stores in a county hurt by the War on Drugs
October 30, 2023