Black People Twice As Likely To Be Arrested For Pot In Colorado And Washington — Where It’s Legal
Think Progress
March 21, 2016

“When Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, drug policy advocates and pot consumers believed racial drug arrests would drop dramatically. That logic inspired voters in Washington, D.C., Oregon, and Alaska to hit the polls two years later in favor of less restrictive pot laws.

“But it turns out that advocates and consumers were only half right. Drug arrests have plummeted overall, yet [B]lack people are still disproportionately arrested.”

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