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Date:2/28/2013

t of prohibition on African Americans. She notes that about 90 percent of people sentenced to prison under drug laws in Illinois are black, and that within the Chicago region, the number of black males sent to prison each year for drug violations increased by 2000 percent from 1985-2005.

As cannabis has long been the central target in the drug war, leading to more arrests nationally each year than all other illegal drugs combined, removing cannabis from the drug war offers a partial shortcut to justice, Young said.

“Anti-cannabis laws aren't the only unjust drug laws, but they impact so many more people than other drug laws,” said Young. “Voters in Colorado and Washington, who voted to legalize cannabis in their own states last year, seemed to realize that. Hopefully state and national leaders, particularly those who claim to represent African Americans, will be more responsible in following the people's lead.”

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