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Louisiana Marijuana Arrests Increased During 2010 - 2018


April 23, 2020

On Monday April 20, 2020 the American Civil Liberties Union released a new report that showed Black people are 3.4 times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession in Louisiana, despite comparable national marijuana usage rates. Louisiana was among 17 states where arrests for marijuana possession increased from 2010 to 2018, with arrests increasing by more than 18 percent over that period. “Louisiana continues to be an outlier in pursuing a harmful and counterproductive war on drugs, which disproportionately targets Black communities and entangles hundreds of th...

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