Under Minnesota's current cannabis laws:
Roughly 12,000 individuals are arrested in Minnesota for cannabis every year.
Cannabis arrests account for roughly 2/3rds of Minnesota narcotics arrests.
Minnesota courts don't allow defendants to raise medical necessity defenses in cannabis related court cases.
Possession of any amount of cannabis concentrates is a felony, even though the MN legislature made a value judgment that cannabis oil is preferable and should be the only form in which patients obtain the substance.
Possession of more than 2/3rds of a cup of bong water is a felony.
Statewide, people of color get arrested at an eight times higher rate than whites for cannabis, while use rates are roughly equal. In Minneapolis, this disparity is 11 to 1
Taken with cannabis' relative safety when compared with legal alcohol, it only makes sense to reform Minnesota's cannabis laws.
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