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... spend two days in jail the first time and up to ten days the second. Drunk driving carries a far greater risk of violent death than the use or sale of illegal drugs, but the social response to drunk driver’s generally emphasized keeping the person functional and in society, while attempting to respond to the dangerous behavior through treatment and counseling. People charged with drug offenses, are typically charged with felonies and sentenced to prison. At that time there were not first and second chances with a few days in jail like it was for drinking and driving. One of the main reasons for this disparity is that white men account for the majority of drunk driving arrest. When marijuana was associated with African Americans and Latinos it was considered dangerous, however in later decades it was refashioned as relatively harmless when associated with whites.
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