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Oakland Aims To Lend A Hand To Aspiring Black Entrepreneurs With Pot Convictions

A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo on June 22, 2016 in Oakland, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo on June 22, 2016 in Oakland, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The sale of recreational marijuana in California becomes legal on Jan. 1. The city of Oakland is trying to pave the way for aspiring black entrepreneurs, especially those who have faced harsh consequences for selling drugs illegally.

Alyssa Jeong Perry ( @alyssajperry) of KQED reports.

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