Do scientific studies find African-Americans are “about 10 times more likely to lie and say they hadn’t smoked pot?”
The statistic was one of several incendiary claims about marijuana made by columnist Ann Coulter at a Politicon debate Saturday.
In response to fellow panelist Ana Kasparian’s statement that African-Americans are arrested and prosecuted for weed at much higher rates than their white counterparts, Coulter countered, “This is based on self-reports.”
She continued, “There have been further studies where they actually drug test the person after asking ‘Do you smoke pot, or have you smoked pot in the last week?’ and it turns out there’s a racial difference in telling the truth on ‘Did you smoke pot’? Blacks were about ten times more likely to lie and say they hadn’t smoked pot.”
When Kasparian expressed disbelief in the form of laughter, Coulter told moderator Touré she would email the study to him.
The Cannabist reached out to Touré yesterday, and Coulter…