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The War on Marijuana in Black and White(1)

The War on Marijuana in Black and White(1)

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ACLU study on racial disparities in marijuana possession and arrests.
ACLU study on racial disparities in marijuana possession and arrests.

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June 2013
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WASTED ON RACIALLY BIASED ARRESTS
THE WAR ONMARIJUANAIN BLACKAND WHITE
 
The War on Marijuana in Black and White
June 2013
American Civil Liberties Union125 Broad StreetNew York, NY 10004www.aclu.org
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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4ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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6I. INTRODUCTION
 
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7II. FINDINGS
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14Finding #1: Marijuana Possession Arrests Increased Between 2001-2010
 
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14Finding #2: Racial Disparities in Marijuana Possession Arrests ExistThroughout the Country
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17Finding #3: Racial Disparities in Marijuana Possession Arrests IncreasedBetween 2001–2010
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20Finding #4: Blacks and Whites Use Marijuana at Similar Rates
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21Finding #5: States Are Wasting Money on Marijuana Possession Arrests
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22PROFILE: DEMARCUS SANDERS
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24PROFILE: ALFREDO CARRASQUILLO
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27III. METHODOLOGY
 
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29A. Data
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i. Sources
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ii. The Latino Data Problem
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iii. Counting and Classifying Marijuana Possession Arrests
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33B. Coverage Ratios
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34IV. MARIJUANA ARRESTS HAVE RISEN SIGNIFICANTLY BETWEEN 2001 AND 2010,AND THE RACIAL DISPARITIES OF THOSE ARRESTS HAVE INCREASED
 
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36A. The Rise in Marijuana Arrests Between 2001 and 2010
 
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i. National Data
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