TECH INDUSTRY TALKS LEGALIZATION
The tech industry has already seen ample opportunity to capitalize on the business end of the legal marijuana movement. While some tech wiz kids are very publicly involved in the legalization movement, others have opposed it, or been reluctant to share their insights. Like with most contentious issues, the industry influencers are divided over whether legalization is a good idea or not.
Mark Zuckerburg is one of the most well known names in today’s tech industry. The Facebook CEO has spoken out in favor of legalization, framing it as a social justice issue.
“US jails hold around 2.4 million people—about 25 percent of the world’s prisoners,” he said. “Blacks and Hispanics are significantly more likely than whites to be arrested for possession and sale of marijuana and to receive a conviction and criminal record, even though the majority of marijuana users are non-Hispanic whites.”