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Some Cities, States Help Minorities Enter Marijuana Industry

Some Cities, States Help Minorities Enter Marijuana Industry

Some Cities, States Help Minorities Enter Marijuana Industry

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.

Maryland Governor Orders Disparity Study on State's MMJ Program

Maryland Governor Orders Disparity Study on State’s MMJ Program

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.

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New Study Finds Racial Disparity in New Orleans’ Pot-Related Arrests

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.


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