For a long time, race and racism have surrounded and shaped marijuana policy. First racist stereotypes were used to demonize the drug, then the drug was used to demonize -- and lock up -- people of color. As the state of California anticipates ganja going legit we ask: Is there a possibility for pot reparations?
Kushmart, one of the largest medical dispensaries in downtown Los Angeles, currently has 55 strains of marijuana. In November, California voters could decide to make recreational marijuana use legal. (Maya Sugarman/KPCC)