Minority Marijuana Arrests in CA


In the last 20 years, California made 850,000 arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana, and half a million arrests in the last 10 years, and the people arrested were disproportionately African Americans and Latinos, found a new report by the NAACP (CA branch) and the Drug Policy Alliance.

The report, “Arresting Blacks for Marijuana in California: Possession Arrests, 2006-08,” found that police arrest minorities at four, five, six, seven and even twelve times the rate of whites.

Read the report here.

Use the Crime Report for more information on marijuana.

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