Co-owners of the recreational marijuana store, Bud Nation, strive to maintain a diverse set of employees in an industry that is predominantly white. Image: Courtesy Bud Nation.
 
For decades, people of color have paid a heavy price for the war on drugs. It’s well known that minorities are arrested and jailed at disproportionate rates on marijuana-related charges.
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But, now that recreational weed is legal in Washington, are those same people who were once likely to be racially profiled reaping the benefits of the industry of legal pot?
 
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