Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Growth in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Despite Legalization

Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Growth in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Despite Legalization | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — Recently released data from the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department shows that racial disparities in arrests for marijuana remain high, despite marijuana becoming legal for adult use in 2015. In 2017, 86% of arrestees were Black, despite the fact that Black residents make up only around 47% of the District’s population. […]

Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Growth in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Despite Legalization | The Daily Chronic

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