For yet another year, Blacks and Latinos sit atop the leaderboard of Angelenos getting busted over weed.
- Three of four citizens arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on suspicion of cannabis-related offenses were Black or Latino. Hundreds of these busts are for working in unlicensed dispensaries.
- Also, people who smoke weed on the street get busted. Although not entirely why Black and Brown people are disproportionately busted for public consumption, public housing’s smoking prohibitions are likely a factor.
Cannabis Law Group
- An L.A. Taco count of cannabis-related arrest revealed more than 900 over the total reported in 2019. Those unlicensed dispensary busts went uncounted.