Social equity programs across the country have been designed to address the devastating impact the war on drugs has had, and continues to have, on low-income communities and communities of color. These programs vary state by state and are typically structured to help individuals most impacted by the war on drugs obtain licenses to operate cannabis businesses and obtain employment within the legal cannabis industry. Unfortunately, due to a lack of infrastructure and resources, these programs do not adequately empower communities that have been harmed to rebuild and be able to benefit from the profits promised by legal cannabis.