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Young, B. (2016, July 10). Minorities, punished most by war on drugs, underrepresented in legal pot industry. (T. S. Times, Ed.) Honolulu Star - Advertiser . Retrieved from ? accountid=45927 A 2012 study conducted by the ACLU about racial and ethnic disparities in pot-related arrests, found that Latinos were arrested for possessing pot at 2.5 times the rate of whites. Also, nearly four blacks arrested for every white for pot possession, although each racial group consumes at a similar rate. The eternal disadvantages and prohibitions that trail a drug conviction generates an enduring second-class status for millions of Americans, mainly minorities, who may be banned from voting, licensure, and numerous activities and opportunities. U.S. Department of Justice. (2015). 2014 Crime in the United States . Retrieved from UCR: FBI: Statistics show total arrests by race and ethnicity for drug offenses in 2014. Caucasians actually have a higher percentage of drug offenses. However, the ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
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