July 2nd, 2014
08:58 PM ET

Do U.S. drug laws apply differently to minorities?

Colorado is cashing in on pot. It's been six months since recreational marijuana became legal, and the state has already collected more than $11 million dollars in taxes.

While pot is bringing in millions in Colorado in most parts of the country, it can still land you in jail. Reports show black people are much more likely to be arrested for pot than whites.

So, are U.S. drug laws applied differently to minorities?

CNN's Jim Clancy has more.

Filed under: Justice • Marijuana • News • Politics
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  1. J

    "-Pass the reef, Erin-Lou; now don't be hoggin' all the good puff by sittin' so far away from's me....Looky-here dahlin', I'm justa gonna cozy up to you on that there couch there and we're gonna burn down the rest of that hooch until we feelin' in the mood...."(Big inhale and croakier voice between holding it in and trying to seem casual beside Erin-Lou), "Now that some mighty fine coochy-coo you got here in this bowl; sweet smellin like youse are Erin-Lou, cept youse better tastin...!" Give ol' big J. a kiss on the lips...

    July 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm | Reply
  2. abiy

    please take a look at this news report.

    July 7, 2014 at 1:53 pm | Reply

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