Joshi, Spruha, Samantha M. Doonan & John R. Pamplin
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The change in the legal status of cannabis may reduce the racial disparity in arrests. We examined the impact of changing legal status on arrest disparities.
There was a reduction in the absolute arrest disparity for cannabis-related possession arrests following decriminalization and legalization in both D.C and L.A. However, we saw the emergence of arrests for public consumption.
Deidentified cannabis arrest data
Justice system/law enforcement