The state-by-state legalization of cannabis has been a slippery slope. On one hand, it's given peace of mind and certain freedoms to those who consumed the plant during prohibition. But on the other, it's become quite clear that the scales are vastly unbalanced when it comes to racial equity and reparations. Historically, Black people have faced higher rates of incarceration than whites for having possession of marijuana, despite not necessarily consuming it at higher rate. And things have yet to change.