Q&A on Marijuana Reform and Legalization
When blacks in Minnesota are 6.4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites, long-term collateral costs escalate significantly. Such disparities strip community wealth and exacerbate equity gaps for individuals and neighborhoods in communities of color.
Over-policing communities of color and seizure policies that incentivize volume over quality in drug arrests are major factors for the disparity.
We must start an honest discussion about reforming marijuana laws that includes full legalization.
Under what circumstance should we fully legalize marijuana in Minnesota?
Short of full legalization, what reforms would put economic and social justice back into the criminal justice system?
Join us Tuesday between 8-9:30 for a discussion with Nicole Simms, Minnesota 2020 fellow and author of our most recent report highlighting disparities in marijuana enforcement.
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