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Register • Jun 5, 2013 at 6:51 AM

A report released by the American Civil Liberties Union says blacks who use marijuana are nearly four times more likely to be arrested than whites who smoke pot. 

Click here to read the report, which highlights the following areas of concern:

OVER-POLICING

Between 2001 and 2010, there were over 8 million pot arrests in the U.S. That’s one bust every 37 seconds and hundreds of thousands ensnared in the criminal justice system.

WASTED TIME AND MONEY

Enforcing marijuana laws costs us about $3.6 billion a year, yet the War on Marijuana has failed to diminish the use or availability of marijuana.

STAGGERING RACIAL BIAS

Marijuana use is roughly equal among Blacks and whites, yet Blacks are 3.73 times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession.

Get the report, The War on Marijuana in Black and White, and tell us what you think by commenting below. 

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