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Marijuana Incarceration Rates By Race

Marijuana Incarceration Rates By Race EGAL DRUGS 52% Over half of all drug JUANA MARIJUANA arrests in 2010 were for Most arrests were of individuals with small amounts of pot for PERSONAL USE BLACKS AND WHITES USE POT AT ABOUT THE SAME RATE In fact, WHITES have historically used pot at slightly higher rates than blacks HOWEVER... Blacks are arrested nearly FOUR TIMES AS MUCH as whites for marijuana possession Arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana RUIN LIVES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPENDS $20 BILLION A YEAR ON MARIJUANA PROHIBITION This money is mostly going towards putting people in jail for possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use instead of being spent on violent crimes or being put towards services that the government provides. %24 WITH $20,000,000,000, THE GOVERNMENT COULD... HIRE 363,306 TEACHERS HIRE 468,241 FIRE FIGHTERS HIRE 390,930 POLICE OFFICERS BUILD 5,668 LIBRARIES FIX 869,565,217 POTHOLES ON ROADS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY To this day, marijuana remains illegal under federal law with $20 Billion being spent annually on marijuana prohibition. The people who end up suffering most from marijuana prohibition are minorities who have committed the victimless crime of possessing a plant that is less harmful to people's health than alcohol, tobacco, or any other illegal drug. "We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate." Thomas Jefferson Whether you think possession of decriminalized, taxed & regulated to bring in additional revenue for the government, or that the punishments just shouldn't be as harsh, nothing will change if you don't participate in your government. cannabis should be Contact your local government officials and let them know how you feel, and your voice will be heard. SOURCES: http://www.aclu-md.org/marijuana_reform https://www.aclu.org/billions-dollars-wasted-racially-biased-arrests#mjanalysis http://www.mpp.org/media/op-eds/the-high-cost-of-marijuana-1.html http://www.mpp.org/media/op-eds/the-war-of-pot-americas-42.html http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/high-school-teacher/salary http://www1.salary.com/Fire-Fighter-Salary.html http://www1.salary.com/police-officer-Salary.html http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/rsmeans/models/library/ http://www.howmuchisit.org/pothole-repairs-cost/ https://www.aclu.org/criminal-law-reform/new-aclu-report-finds-overwhelming-racial-bias-marijuana-arrests http://www.policymic.com/articles/48435/marijuana-legalization-20-billion-is-the-one-number-that-says-it-all http://www.precinctreporter.com/community/inland-empire/186-marijuana-arrest-stats-according-to-race http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/us/marijuana-arrests-four-times-as-likely-for-blacks.html?_r=0 ALL OTHER MARI

Marijuana Incarceration Rates By Race

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To this day, marijuana remains illegal under federal law with $20 billion being spent annually on marijuana prohibition. The people who end up suffering most from marijuana prohibition are minoritie...

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