Push To Legalize Pot Over Minority Arrests
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The nation’s oldest civil rights group is pushing for the legalization of marijuana because a disproportionate number of minorities get arrested for possessing the highly addictive illicit drug even though white people use it at a much higher rate.
The rather bizarre argument to legalize criminal behavior was announced recently by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which refers to marijuana reform as a civil rights issue. The influential national organization that strives to eliminate race-based discrimination is advocating on behalf of a
As Election Day nears, the NAACP is promoting a report (“Arresting Blacks for Marijuana in
In the state’s largest city,
A separate pot report (“Arresting Latinos For Marijuana In California”) by the same group, Drug Policy Alliance, reveals that Hispanics in the
Despite the studies, it seems rather absurd that a renowned group that fights to improve the lives of minorities is working to decriminalize illegal behavior rather than combat it. After all, the U.S. government has long revealed that marijuana abuse negatively affects educational outcomes, job performance and family. It also creates a number of physical risks, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which says that more than half of the nation’s 7.1 million illicit drug addicts are dependent on marijuana.