a new report funded by the pro-marijuana group the Drug Policy Alliance.
The arrest rate for blacks is still 2 and a half times greater than for whites, according to their study of Colorado court data. Though blacks make up only 4 percent of Colorado’s population, they account for 10 percent of marijuana possession arrests. And that arrest rate hasn’t changed since legalization.
Overall marijuana possession arrests, however, have dropped 94 percent in Colorado since 2010. Distribution charges meanwhile have all but disappeared following the legalization of recreational pot.
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