ACLU http://wutc.org en What's the Connection Between Race & Pot Busts? http://wutc.org/post/whats-connection-between-race-pot-busts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ACLU released a study recently, </span><a href="http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu-thewaronmarijuana-rel2.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">The War On Marijuana In Black And White</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which says there’s a disparity in who gets arrested for marijuana—black people are far more likely to be arrested for possessing pot than white people are. &nbsp;However, the study indicates that blacks and whites use marijuana at comparable rates.</span></p><p>In this news feature, WUTC's Michael Edward Miller examines why<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the disparity might exist. &nbsp;He speaks with one of the study's authors, as well as several criminal justice experts, and Congressman Steve Cohen, who introduced a bill earlier this year to create a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy.</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:33:23 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 24118 at http://wutc.org What's the Connection Between Race & Pot Busts?