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Black Americans four times as likely to be arrested for marijuana crimes, study says

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Are marijuana possession arrests racially biased? Bruce Chambers/Orange County Register

The American Civil Liberties Union studied the racial backgrounds of those arrested for marijuana possession. Their report shows that African Americans are almost four times more likely to be arrested for possession than white people.

Ezekiel Edwards, director of the ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project and primary author of the marijuana report



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