FILE - In this April 24, 2013, file photo, A 1/4 ounce, left, and one ounce of marijuana are displayed along with a handful of joints at a dispensary in Denver. An Observer review of CMPD arrest records, as well as more than 20,000 N.C. court records, shows that over the last two years, Charlotte police arrested blacks found with less than a half-ounce of marijuana at about three times the rate of whites, or 28 percent to 10 percent.
FILE - In this April 24, 2013, file photo, A 1/4 ounce, left, and one ounce of marijuana are displayed along with a handful of joints at a dispensary in Denver. An Observer review of CMPD arrest records, as well as more than 20,000 N.C. court records, shows that over the last two years, Charlotte police arrested blacks found with less than a half-ounce of marijuana at about three times the rate of whites, or 28 percent to 10 percent. Ed Andrieski AP
FILE - In this April 24, 2013, file photo, A 1/4 ounce, left, and one ounce of marijuana are displayed along with a handful of joints at a dispensary in Denver. An Observer review of CMPD arrest records, as well as more than 20,000 N.C. court records, shows that over the last two years, Charlotte police arrested blacks found with less than a half-ounce of marijuana at about three times the rate of whites, or 28 percent to 10 percent. Ed Andrieski AP

For small amounts of marijuana, blacks are far more likely than whites to go to jail in Charlotte

February 12, 2016 9:57 PM