White people smoke weed…that’s cool; Blacks and Latinos smoke weed…jail

Last week, NBC’s “Today” show profiled four white mothers from Central California who enjoy smoking marijuana while taking care of their children. The kids were seen frolicking in the background as the moms lit up.

Can you imagine a similar story substituting black or Latino mothers in such a feel-good feature story?

Child Protective Services would get nonstop calls. Fox News hosts would do backflips into a pool of outrage and minority “marijuana moms” would fuel more rage than the network’s annual “War on Christmas” tradition.

Even with a booming marijuana industry, minorities have still been left behind.

In California, black and Latino people are arrested disproportionately for marijuana despite using the drug at similar rates to whites.

Basically weed is cool for white people…but it still means jail for Blacks and Latinos.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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