Minorities Still Arrested Disproportionately for Marijuana Violations

NORML | July 14, 2017 NEW YORK, NY — Eighty-seven percent of low level marijuana arrestees in New York City are either African Americans or Latinos, according to an analysis compiled by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project and published this week by the Drug Policy Alliance. Researchers reported that New York City police officers made more than 60,000 arrests …

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