Special Report

States With the Largest Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

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29. Louisiana
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 412.48 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.35 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 795.52 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 237.31 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 19135.00

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28. Ohio
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 248.68 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.43 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 526.73 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 153.48 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 29069.00

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27. Virginia
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 314.33 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.44 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 768.01 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 223.37 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 26774.00

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25. South Carolina
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 673.26 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.45 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 1420.68 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 412.27 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 34229.00

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25. New Jersey
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 369.54 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.45 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 1007.96 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 292.49 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 32921.00