“There are many ways that policing will have to change,” Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Steve Hawkins told WeedWeek‘s Hilary Corrigan. Hawkins doesn’t believe that legalization in itself will save oppressed People of Color, but thinks policing can be re-centered to rid it of drug-war poison.
- “Only through legalization do we dramatically end arrests for cannabis-related offenses,” Hawkins said in an email. An April report from the ACLU reiterated an arrest-rate disparity. Black Americans are three times more likely than whites to get busted for pot, despite using similarly.