Cities and states with legal pot are trying to make up for the toll marijuana enforcement took on minorities by letting them join the marijuana industry.
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On April 27, 2017, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that he had ordered the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs to launch a disparity study on the state’s medical marijuana program.
Although opinions of marijuana have started to shift in the United States toward legalization, marijuana-related arrests exceeded the total number of arrests for violent crimes in 2015.
A new study finds African-Americans are arrested far more than other groups for marijuana-related crimes in New Orleans. The Vera Institute of Justice looked at police statistics from 2010 to 2015. The study found 85 percent of those charged with marijuana-related crimes other than distribution were African-American.
The business of selling marijuana legally—for medical and recreational purposes—is expanding. But so are concerns that African-Americans are being shut out of this new industry.