Special Report

States With the Largest Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

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44. Maryland
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 279.40 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 2.13 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 470.16 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 220.74 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 16883.00

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43. Washington
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 25.90 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 2.14 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 52.18 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 24.44 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 1952.00

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42. Arkansas
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 322.12 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 2.39 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 648.46 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 271.21 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 9599.00

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41. Texas
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 244.12 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 2.62 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 561.60 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 213.99 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 70017.00

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39. Missouri
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 340.28 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 2.63 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 780.94 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 296.38 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 20835.00