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States With the Largest Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

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34. Pennsylvania
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 226.52 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.04 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 577.96 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 190.40 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 29010.00

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33. Nebraska
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 409.42 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.07 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 1163.94 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 379.73 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 7899.00

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32. Tennessee
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 343.94 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.22 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 820.16 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 255.09 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 23285.00

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31. North Carolina
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 234.85 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.26 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 528.27 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 162.03 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 24333.00

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30. Rhode Island
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 37.80 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.32 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 110.17 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 33.17 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 400.00

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