Arkansas leads in increasing marijuana busts; disproportionately targeting black people – Arkansas Times

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  • Medical marijuana may be legal in Arkansas, but it hasn’t deterred cops from ramping up marijuana busts and disproportionately targeting black people .
  • The American Civil Liberties Union issued a new report today that said arrests for marijuana possession had increased nearly 50 percent since 2010.
  • Black people, who use marijuana at about the same rate as white people, were 2.4 times merely likely to be arrested.
  • Nationally, a Black person is 3.64 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white person, even though Black and white people use marijuana at similar rates.

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