New York weed legalization attempts to end chronic racial disparities

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Prison Death of Marvin Scott Sparks Anger Among Cannabis And Racial Justice Activists

Marvin Scott’s death in prison following his arrest for cannabis use is putting the spotlight on Texas, and on the fact that medical cannabis patients and Black people are unfairly targeted by the police in the United States. Marvin Scott was arrested in March of this year over a misdemeanor…

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NC racial equity task force proposes changes on marijuana, police use of force and more

?North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s task force on racial equity released dozens of recommendations Dec. 14, 2020, in a report that called for widespread changes to address racial bias within the state’s policing and criminal justice systems. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article247839545.html More from The News & Observer: Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2PqkZ1q Twitter: https://twitter.com/newsobserver…

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Racial Bias In Pots Arrests Still Prevalent In D.C. Despite Legalization

Five years after the legalization of cannabis in Washington, D.C., racial bias is still prevalent in arrests for marijuana-related offenses in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis of police records by the Washington Post. Between 2015 and 2019, nearly 90% of those arrested for cannabis-related crimes in Washington, D.C.…

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Is Cannabis Legalization Widening The Racial Disparity Gap?

Is Cannabis Legalization Widening The Racial Disparity Gap?  The legal cannabis boom is a good thing, right? If you’re looking from the outside, of course it is. But take a deeper look and you’ll find one glaring problem with the legal cannabis industry: inclusivity – or the lack thereof. The…

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Ohio lawsuit challenges “racial quota” in marijuana program

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 2:00 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 2:00 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A company that wasn’t chosen for Ohio’s new medical marijuana program filed a lawsuit against the state claiming it was bumped because of “an unconstitutional racial quota.” There were 12…

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ACLU leader: Legalizing marijuana a “racial justice issue”

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 11:15 am • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 12:05 pm By Bob Jordan, Asbury Park Press NEPTUNE, N.J. — The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey says legalizing recreational marijuana would help fix “a racial justice issue and a civil rights crisis” because…

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Does research support Ann Coulter’s claim there’s a racial correlation to lying about weed use?

Published: Aug 1, 2017, 3:46 pm • Updated: Aug 1, 2017, 5:14 pm By The Cannabist Staff 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…

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Legalizing Cannabis for Communities and Racial Justice in New York: StartSmartNY

A new adult-use (recreational) legislative initiative, StartSmartNY, has materialized in the Empire State, with the re-introduction of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) (previously stalled in prior legislative committees).  The movement is spearheaded by a coalition comprised of members and advocates associated with the Drug Policy Alliance, Cannabis Cultural…

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