Advocates Eager to Find Youth Development Funds in California’s Forecasted Cannabis Boom
With high rates of poverty among youth in Los Angeles, a new report prepared by civil rights advocacy group Advancement Project California called on the city to ramp up youth development efforts by drawing on revenue from legalized cannabis.
L.A. Advocates Eye Two Paths to Fund Youth Development: Pot Tax, Police Cutbacks
Los Angeles has long lagged behind other major U.S. cities when it comes to youth development spending, especially when it comes to comparing city budgets. But now, between juvenile justice reform efforts at the county level and the planned legalization of recreational marijuana in the city, the floodgates to funding may be starting to open.