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05/26/2015 06:30 pm ET

Pot Legalization Activist Charlo Greene Wants More African Americans To Support The Cause

Considering the racial bias in arrests for marijuana possession, it stands to reason that black Americans would benefit from the wave of pot legalization moving across the nation. But legalization activist Charlo Greene, who is African American, told HuffPost Live on Tuesday she thinks people of color are vastly underrepresented in the effort to make weed legal.

Greene -- who you may remember from her viral "f*** it, I quit" resignation on live TV last year -- talked with host Ricky Camilleri about why she wants more diversity in her line of work.

Greene explained:

Whenever I go to a cannabis community gathering, I'm usually one of maybe two or three African Americans that are present. I don't know if us as a people are more apprehensive about getting into this knowing we would probably draw greater scrutiny than any other group just because of the history we have with this plant. I really don't know what it is. But I hope to see more people coming out and taking a stand and using something that has been used to hold us back and down for so long [and instead use it] to advance our communities.

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about marijuana legalization here.

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