Across the nation, blacks and whites use marijuana at roughly the same rate, but blacks are far more likely to be arrested for possessing it. This disparity has long been known, but a recent study by the American Civil Liberties Union details the extent of the problem.
Despite similar rates of marijuana use, the study found, blacks are nearly four times as likely as whites to be arrested for possessing it. As The Post’s John Lantigua reported last week, the disparity is even greater in Palm Beach County, where blacks are five times more likely to be arrested for possession.
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