Special Report

States With the Largest Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

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49. Colorado
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 82.20 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 1.54 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 130.51 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 84.90 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 4682.00

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48. Alaska
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 53.35 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 1.56 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 70.82 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 45.40 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 378.00

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47. Hawaii
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 55.78 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 1.78 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 130.90 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 73.42 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 640.00

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46. California
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 9.14 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 1.81 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 18.12 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 10.00 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 3614.00

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45. Oregon
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 69.54 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 1.82 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 130.90 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 71.74 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 2914.00