Massachusetts recently had a ballot question to legalize marijuana. I was torn on how to vote. I was learning from neighborhood meetings that marijuana is really bad for the developing and learning minds of children and youth...and the law as written had many flaws. But I also know that black and brown youth are disproportionately arrested and enslaved (put in jail) due the criminalization of marijuana.
Read this link is from ACLU.org:
THE WAR ON MARIJUANA IN BLACK AND WHITE
Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially Biased Arrests
read article here
and read also a very well researched book: The New Jim Crow
, for more info.
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