RE: Marijuana Legalization

So let’s open up a bag of worms — while I agree that marijuana should be legal, we can’t separate the concept from the reality of years of criminalization and the effect its had on only certain strata of society. ¬†Essentially now a bunch of middle class (white) entrepreneurs are making money off a product that has been the cause of incarceration for way too many (often of color) folks without the same means and privilege. ¬† Isn’t this the ultimate in “gentrification”?