California NAACP Backs Measure to Legalize Marijuana

For the California NAACP, legalizing marijuana is a civil rights issue because of the disproportionate number of African-Americans arrested on marijuana possession every year. Some reports show Blacks in California are arrested nearly four times as much as Whites are for marijuana possession. "This is not a war on the drug lords, this is a war against young men and women of color," said president Alice Huffman... Here's what you had to say: Jonai commented Facebook: "They chose the wrong reason to stand behind the legalization." Khalilah wrote Facebook: "It's funny that cigarettes are legal when they cause more damage to people than marijuana."


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