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The War On Marijuana Is A War On Minorities

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drug war minorities marijuanaBy Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director

The American Civil Liberties Union released a new report affirming NORML’s historic data that minorities are disproportionately arrested (and most certainly prosecuted and, worse, incarcerated) at a rate four times higher than whites for cannabis (based on per capita cannabis use rates).

In some midwest states-like Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota-minorities are arrested at rates eight times higher than whites.

ACLU’s report ‘The War On Marijuana/In Black And White‘ is a fascinating and well researched multimedia presentation about why America’s failed seventy-five year-old social experiment known as ‘Cannabis Prohibition’ must end, and new public policies created that reflect today’s public sentiment in favor of such reforms.

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