Book Launch: Waiting to Inhale by Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Tahira Rehmatullah
On April 19, attend the book launch of Waiting to Inhale: Cannabis Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice by U of T Mississauga’s Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Tahira Rehmatullah at Massey College.
The roots of a racial reckoning through the lens of cannabis.
From the start, the War on Drugs targeted Black, Brown, and Indigenous Americans already disadvantaged by a system stacked against them. Even now, as white Americans who largely escaped the fire capitalize on the legalization movement and a booming cannabis industry, their less fortunate peers continue to suffer the consequences of the systemic racism in policing and failed drug policy that fueled the original crisis. In Waiting to Inhale, Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Tahira Rehmatullah issue a powerful call for a racial reckoning and provide a roadmap to redress this deep and abiding injustice.