The War on Marijuana in Black and White

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June 4, 2013
ACLU

It's time to end the war on marijuana.

The aggressive enforcement of marijuana possession laws needlessly ensnares hundreds of thousands of people into the criminal justice system and wastes billions of taxpayers’ dollars. What’s more, it is carried out with staggering racial bias. Despite being a priority for police departments nationwide, the war on marijuana has failed to reduce marijuana use and availability and diverted resources that could be better invested in our communities.

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