As New York’s government gears up to build a weed market by licensing dispensaries, people are still being busted for possession. Specifically, people of color. NYPD arrest data show that in the year and a half since marijuana was legalized across the state, 137 people have been arrested or summoned to court on cannabis-related offenses in New York City, almost entirely for possession. Only three of the people arrested were non-Hispanic white. 41 of those arrested were Black, while 42 were Hispanic. The rest of white, unknown, Asian or Pacific Islander. The average age range was 25-35.