Report: Racial Disparities in Arrests Persist with Legal Pot

http://www.hightimes.com/read/report-racial-disparities-arrests-persist-legal-pot

BY KRISTEN WYATT
ASSOCIATED PRESS

DENVER (AP) — Not surprisingly, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has reduced pot arrests, but a newly released study says it doesn’t solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers: ending racial disparities in enforcement…

The total number of charges for pot possession, distribution and cultivation fell almost 95 percent, from about 39,000 in 2010 to just over 2,000 last year. But the report noted continuing racial inequalities…

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