Report: Racial Disparities In Arrests Persist With Legal Marijuana

COLORADO:  The legalization of marijuana in Colorado hasn’t solved the racial disparities in enforcement that drug-policy reformers had hoped to end, with blacks still far more likely than whites to be charged with pot-related crimes, a new report says. The report, issued Wednesday by the pro-legalization Drug Policy Alliance, showed that marijuana arrests in Colorado Read the full article…

“We Are Undermining Human Potential ”: Senator Cory Booker Rails Against Racial Disparities In Marijuana Convictions

NEW JERSEY:  “This is one of those issues, like the civil rights movement of the 1960s, where it should pull all Americans together to say enough is enough,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) told Vox. The Senator is baffled by the fact that both groups, Black and White, use and sell marijuana at the same rate, but African Read the full article…

NYC Relaxes Response To Marijuana Possession

NEW YORK:  Elected officials and activists in New York are reacting positively to the city’s new policy that loosens how it treats people found in possession of marijuana. Many had earlier said that young minority males often were the subject of arrests for marijuana possession, and asserted that punishment for what they considered a relatively Read the full article…

Black Entrepreneurs Being Left Out Of Medical Marijuana Boom

FLORIDA:  There’s big money being made in the marijuana legalization movement. But African Americans are still getting screwed when it comes to pot. In fact, black people are being squeezed out of the marijuana game. Even the New York Times, in an op-ed column calling for an end to America’s pot ban, admitted that marijuana laws Read the full article…

The Simple Statistics That Prove Obama's War on Drugs Remains Racist

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta came out in favor of medical marijuana recently. While the science that Gupta claims to have originally missed has been around for years, it’s nice to see someone whose career is grounded in facts to come to this conclusion. President Obama could learn something from Dr. Gupta; it should be easy Read the full article…

The Simple Statistics That Prove Obama's War on Drugs Remains Racist

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta came out in favor of medical marijuana recently. While the science that Gupta claims to have originally missed has been around for years, it’s nice to see someone whose career is grounded in facts to come to this conclusion. President Obama could learn something from Dr. Gupta; it should be easy Read the full article…

Is the Word “Marijuana” Racist?

CALIFORNIA: It’s been a long journey from the reefer madness of the 1930s and the War on Drugs of the 1980s to the medical marijuana dispensaries of today. As with any changing social norms, reclaiming words or destroying terms with negative connotations has been essential for rights advocates. As Greg Campbell notes in Pot Inc., which centers Read the full article…

Portland marijuana advocates evoke Zimmerman verdict, ‘racial component’ to pot legalization

MAINE: Proponents of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Maine’s largest city evoked the controversial George Zimmerman verdict during a Monday news conference in Portland and said laws against pot are used to unfairly target blacks.

Portland marijuana advocates evoke Zimmerman verdict, ‘racial component’ to pot legalization

MAINE: Proponents of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Maine’s largest city evoked the controversial George Zimmerman verdict during a Monday news conference in Portland and said laws against pot are used to unfairly target blacks.