GOP Rep: Marijuana affects black people differently due to 'genetics'

Alford’s comments originate from a belief system promoted by pot prohibitionist Harry Anslinger.

Thanks to a Kansas GOP lawmaker, an old Jim Crow myth that claimed black people are more sensitive to the effects of…

In a speech this weekend, Kansas State Rep. Steve Alford said one of the main reasons pot was criminalized in the 1930s was because of the way it affected African Americans.