As Weed Is Legalized, Are Marijuana Reparations Possible?

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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)

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?