With Dope, There's High Hope : Code Switch As of January 1, it will be legal to sell recreational cannabis in California. But as the legal weed market gains traction, people of color who were targeted by the drug war are being left out of the green rush. This week, we revisit the history of marijuana in the U.S. ― and how its criminalization has everything to do with race.
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With Dope, There's High Hope

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With Dope, There's High Hope

With Dope, There's High Hope

With Dope, There's High Hope

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As of January 1, it will be legal to sell recreational cannabis in California. But as the legal weed market gains traction, people of color who were targeted by the drug war are being left out of the green rush. This week, we revisit the history of marijuana in the U.S. ― and how its criminalization has everything to do with race.

As the burgeoning marijuana industry booms, who is reaping the benefits, and who is being left behind? Chelsea Beck hide caption

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As the burgeoning marijuana industry booms, who is reaping the benefits, and who is being left behind?

Chelsea Beck