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Racial Disparity In Marijuana Arrest Rates Increasing, Finds New Study

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director African Americans in Virginia are arrested for marijuana possession at more than three times the rates of whites, and this disparity is rising. This is according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by Virginia Commonwealth University‚Äôs Capital News Service. Researchers reviewed 160,000 state and local arrest records from …

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Hispanics Less than 20% of U.S. Population, Received 77% of Federal Marijuana Sentences in 2016

Hispanics received 77% of the federal marijuana sentences in 2016, despite making up less than 20% of the overall U.S. population. This is according to a new report released by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. The report found that whites made up less than 20% of the federal marijuana sentences given last year, despite making up …

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