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Racial disparity in pot arrests in Iowa doubles national average

A black person in Iowa is about eight times more likely to be arrested for a marijuana posession charge than a white person, according to a recent study released by the American Civil Liberties Union. This is more than double the national average which showed a racial disparity of about 3.7. The disparity in Iowa was the greatest of any state in the country.

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