Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

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...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 05/22/2020 18:08