Marijuana Arrests Down In Colorado For White Teens, Up For Black And Latino Teens

By Amanda Chicago Lewis, BuzzFeed

Marijuana legalization initially seemed like a victory for social justice, but unfortunately, racial discrimination is more rampant than ever. A March report by the Colorado Department of Public Safety “found a striking racial disparity in how adolescents aged 10–17 are being arrested: White juvenile marijuana arrests decreased by 8% between 2012 and 2014, while black juvenile arrests increased by 58% and Latino juvenile arrests increased 29%.” Racial stereotyping and police discrimination is more prevalent than before Colorado legalized marijuana.

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