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Disparities in marijuana enforcement widen Minnesota’s equity gap for communities of color
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Disparities in marijuana enforcement widen Minnesota’s equity gap for communities of color

[caption id="attachment_20301" align="alignleft"]arrestsgraphicIllustration: Ben Williams[/caption]Blacks in Minnesota are 6.4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites, one of the nation’s highest disparities, according to FBI statistics. Minnesota 2020’s latest report, Collateral Costs, finds these disproportionate arrest rates further exacerbate equity gaps for individuals and neighborhoods in communities of color.

Disparities in marijuana enforcement widen Minnesota’s equity gap for communities of color
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Disparities in marijuana enforcement widen Minnesota’s equity gap for communities of color

[caption id="attachment_20254" align="alignleft"]collateral costsmn2020.org[/caption]Blacks in Minnesota are 6.4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites, one of the nation’s highest disparities, according to FBI statistics. Minnesota 2020’s latest report, Collateral Costs, finds these disproportionate arrest rates further exacerbate equity gaps for individuals and neighborhoods in communities of color.

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