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US senator: “More than 2 million in jail, mostly black and brown, many for holding a small amount of marijuana. The drug war is a fiscal and moral failure but before moving on, we must stop imprisoning people of color for something that is effectively no longer illegal in fancy towns.”

US senator: “More than 2 million in jail, mostly black and brown, many for holding a small amount of marijuana. The drug war is a fiscal and moral failure but before moving on, we must stop imprisoning people of color […]

” [We] had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people…We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities.”

” [We] had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people…We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, […]

Congressman: “The war on drugs unjustly targeted communities of color—I’m proud to be part of efforts to reverse its discriminatory legacy and empower marginalized communities.”

Congressman: “The war on drugs unjustly targeted communities of color—I’m proud to be part of efforts to reverse its discriminatory legacy and empower marginalized communities.” View Reddit by MarijuanaNews – View Source