Sunday, June 9, 2013

Matt Rothschild: End The Failed And Racist War On Pot

Matt Rothschild, editor of The Progressive, cites the ACLU’s new report, “The War on Marijuana in Black and White,” which found that between 2001-2010, “blacks were almost four times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession, even though blacks and whites use marijuana at comparable rates.” What should we do about prosecutions that are both racially biased and a waste of resources? Rothschild agrees with the ACLU's call to end the failed war on marijuana and legalize possession. Listen:

See also my post, "NYCLU: Racial Bias, Soaring Marijuana Arrests In NYPD's Stop-And-Frisks."

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