D.C. legalized marijuana, but one thing didn’t change: Almost everyone arrested on pot charges is Black
The Washington Post
September 15, 2020

The Washington Post reports, “Police in D.C. are far more likely to arrest Blacks than Whites for marijuana-related offenses, five years after the city enacted reforms that proponents hoped would end racial disparities in enforcement. Although marijuana arrests have declined by more than half, African Americans still account for just under 90 percent of those arrested on all pot-related charges, according to a Washington Post analysis, even as they make up 45 percent of the city’s population.”



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