Marijuana plants in a flower room at the grow facility for Sense of Healing dispensary in Denver.
Marijuana plants in a flower room at the grow facility for Sense of Healing dispensary in Denver. Matthew Staver Bloomberg
Marijuana plants in a flower room at the grow facility for Sense of Healing dispensary in Denver. Matthew Staver Bloomberg
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

Maimed by war on drugs, black people left behind in California’s green rush

March 28, 2016 7:16 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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