Racial discrimination and drug testing is running rampant. After normalizing five years of our drug test submission data with an Ethnic Population Distribution Report and then cross-referencing with labor force characteristics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it has been determined that if you are Black or African-American, then you are 1.3 times more likely to be drug tested for any reason, including random.

These findings corroborate with the well established fact that on average, a Black person is nearly four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a White person, even though both groups use marijuana at similar rates. Hispanic and Latino people are 1.3 times more likely to be drug tested while on probation. Further information about the racial breakdown of drug testing can be found here.

Korban Stone

Founder & CEO of Marijuana Central and creator of the world's only data-driven cannabis drug test passing probability calculator, which has provided millions of calculations to an international audience. Author of several publications relating to the detection time of cannabis in the body, the worldwide use of cannabis as an entheogen, and how drug testing impacts minorities and other groups of people who consume the herb.

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