New York marks a major milestone in its legalization of cannabis: A dispensary opened by someone who was locked up in the war on drugs

fortune.com/2023/01/24/new-york-cannabis-dispensary-owner-legalization-marijuana

When the war on marijuana came sweeping through his New York City housing project decades ago, Roland Conner found himself going in and out of jail. It’s a time he’d rather not talk about.
Now, at age 50, he has opened the state’s first legal cannabis dispensary to be run by someone previously punished under New York’s old, prohibitionist drug laws.
The shop in Manhattan’s…

This story appeared on fortune.com, 2023-01-25.
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