Thursday, June 6, 2013

America and Marijuana in Black & White!

According to the latest report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) black people are 3.7 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people despite comparable usage rates.   The report also found that marijuana arrests now make up nearly half of all drug arrests, with police making over 7 million marijuana possession arrests between 2001 and 2010.   "The War on Marijuana in Black and White: Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially Biased Arrests" is the first-ever report to examine nationwide state and county marijuana arrest data by race.

You can view the full report here.

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