Latino Police Officers Back CA Marijuana Initiative

The National Latino Officers Association is set to approve legalizing mota in California this week. As we previously reported, Latinos don’t smoke as much mota as whites but get arrested more. From LA Weekly:

“The National Latino Officers Association was scheduled to give pot legalization its thumbs up Wednesday morning at the William C. Velasquez Institute in L.A.’s Lincoln Park community…

According to the study, titled, ‘Arresting Latinos for Marijuana in California,’ ‘In the City of Los Angeles, where one in ten Californians live, police arrested Latinos for marijuana possession at twice the rate of whites.’

It also states that from 1990 to 2009, ‘the marijuana possession arrest rate of Latino teenagers in California more than tripled.'”

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