The Roll-Up #146: Cannabis, racism, and America’s crisis

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June 5, 2020
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Racist policing is one symptom of a social and legal system designed to benefit one group of people and keep another group disempowered. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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Episode 146: Cannabis, racism, and America’s crisis

This week:

Cannabis prohibition and American racism have been intertwined from the very beginning. This week Bruce, Alyssa, and Hannah dive into it.

Resources and things to read: 

Cannabis and America’s uprising: Time to answer the knock at the door (Leafly)

How “red-lining” turned these Long Island towns white (Slate.com)

Black Americans are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana (ACLU report)

WTF is this all about now?

Every Friday the Roll-Up crew—Bruce Barcott, Alyssa Yeoman, and Hannah Staton—dissect the week’s top stories in cannabis with analysis, arguments, jokes, and obscure cultural references. It’s a news and culture podcast, slightly elevated.

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