You're 4x As Likely To Get Busted Smoking Pot If You're Black

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You're 4x As Likely To Get Busted Smoking Pot If You're Black

The ACLU has released a new study on marijuana and American drugs laws, and it doesn't mess around: Billions Of Dollars Wasted On Racially Biased Arrests, the study is titled. 

It goes on to list a few alarming statistics: 

  • - Of 8.2 million marijuana arrests between 2001 and 2010, nearly 90% were for simple possession. 
  • - Despite "nearly equal usage rates," black people are almost four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana. 
  • - We spend about $3.6 billion dollars a year on fighting marijuana, and with that money, have failed to reduce the amount of pot smoked. 

In brief, the War on Pot is racist, expensive, and a failure.