Marijuana arrests in Colorado fall for white teens but soar among black teens since legalisation

#Cannabis arrests in Colorado fall for white teens but soar among black teens  #breakthetaboo

  • Marijuana arrests in Colorado fall for white teens but soar among black teens since legalisation
  • A report by the Colorado Department of Public Safety found that between 2012 and 2014 arrests of black adolescents between 10 and 17 years old increased by 58%, while among Latino adolescents arrests were up by 29%.
  • Colorado residents voted to legalise recreational use of marijuana for users over 21 years old in 2012, with the law coming into effect in 2014.

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Black and Latino teens in Colorado are being arrested for marijuana offences at a disproportionate rate to their white counterparts, and the disparity has grown since recreational use of the drug was legalised. A report by the Colorado Department of Public Safety found that between 2012 and 2014 arrests of black adolescents between 10 and 17 years old increased by 58%, while among Latino adolescents arrests were up by 29%.


Marijuana arrests in Colorado fall for white teens but soar among black teens since legalisation

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