Articles tagged with "racial disparities"
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‘Seeds of Change’ report rates states on cannabis equity, finds most lackingJanessa Bailey - Published on June 24, 2021Read more
A Leafly investigation reveals causes of low Black ownership rates and highlights solutions to the industry’s biggest challenge.
New York weed legalization attempts to end chronic racial disparitiesKatana Dumont - Published on April 14, 2021Read more
The legalization of weed in New York is a big deal, but so are the social equity goals of the legislation the state put in place.
Black residents made up 97% of marijuana arrests in New York state capitalThe Associated Press - Published on August 3, 2020Read more
WTF, Albany? In the past year, police made 134 cannabis arrests. Only four were white people.
California cannabis arrests down 27%, but racial disparities increaseThe Associated Press - Published on July 17, 2020Read more
California cops recorded the fewest cannabis arrests since 1954, but racial disparities actually grew worse.
Can you love cannabis and support the police?David Bienenstock - Published on June 16, 2020Read more
Police don’t merely enforce unjust laws. They help create them, protect them, and profit from them.
This is America: Super Bowl champ arrested for enjoying ‘essential’ productBruce Barcott - Published on May 4, 2020Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing marijuana prohibition for what it is: A prison trap set for people of color.
Racial arrest disparities got worse after legalization, study findsBruce Barcott - Published on May 21, 2019Read more
Overall arrests plummeted. But black people in Washington are now five times more likely to face arrest than white people, mostly for illegal sales.
This Is What White Weed Privilege Looks LikeBruce Barcott - Published on March 14, 2019Read more
This week’s college cheating scandal is all about wealthy white people gaming the system. They do it with cannabis all the time too.
Racial Disparities in NYC Cannabis Arrests Are Getting WorseSara Brittany Somerset - Published on March 6, 2018Read more
As many cities decriminalize and other states legalize, New York City keeps arresting more people of color for cannabis. What gives?
Philadelphia DA Drops Cannabis Cases, Joining National TrendBruce Barcott - Published on February 16, 2018Read more
Philly will no longer prosecute cannabis possession cases. Similar policies were recently enacted in Houston and Brooklyn.