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RI News
7:59 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Black Residents More Likely to be Arrested for Marijuana Possession Than Whites

A report by the ACLU shows black residents are more than two times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white residents.
Credit Catherine Welch / RIPR

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union shows blacks are much more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites, even though national studies show both races use the drug at roughly similar rates. The study calls for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.

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Politics
5:00 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Possessing Small Amounts of Pot Decriminalized

A state law decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana takes effect today. But support for the new law is mixed.

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