A study published in the journal JAMA Health Forum sheds light on one of the examples of racial disparity across the US.
DEA Reports Uptick In Marijuana-Related Seizures & Arrests: Why Is This Happening? NORML Has An Idea
DEA agents confiscated approximately 5.53 million cultivated cannabis plants last year — a 20% increase over 2020’s totals.
Cannabis busts dropped an average of 11% each year since 2010 when the DEA made 8,215 arrests.
As more states legalize, federal officials are apparently placing less emphasis on going after people for cannabis.
African Americans are nearly four times more likely to get arrested for marijuana possession laws than whites.
The reduction in arrests indicates that public policy is working as intended and in a way that is consistent with post-legalization observations from other states.
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