Surest Way to Face Marijuana Charges in New York: Be Black or Hispanic The police explanation that more black and Hispanic people are arrested on marijuana charges because complaints are high in their neighborhoods doesn’t hold up to scrutiny.

By Benjamin Mueller, Robert Gebeloff and Sahil Chinoy There are many ways to get arrested on marijuana charges, but one pattern has remained true through years of piecemeal policy changes in New York City: The primary targets are black and Hispanic people.CreditMark...