Black-Cops Group: Make California Pot Legal

National Black Police Association cites the disproportionate arrest and incarceration of blacks for marijuana offenses as the rationale.

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Jars full of medical marijuana in a Los Angeles dispensary. (Getty Images)

"Don't bogart that joint, my friend. Pass it over to me."

Citing the disproportionate arrest and incarceration of blacks caught with marijuana, the 15,000-member National Black Police Association has echoed an earlier call by the California NAACP to legalize the drug. The police group's executive director, Ron Hampton, a retired 25-year Washington, D.C., police officer says, "We've got more people in prison. We've got more young people in prison. Blacks go to jail more than whites for doing the same thing."

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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