Republican politician John Alford claims black people's 'genetics' make them more susceptible to marijuana

A white Republican politician has resigned from two legislative committees after suggesting black people were more susceptible to drugs because of ”their character make-up” and “genetics”.

Steve Alford apologised for comments made during a town hall meeting but defied calls to step down completely from the Kansas House of Representatives.

His remarks came during a public meeting in Garden City as he made a case against the state following its neighbour Colorado in legalising marijuana.

The lawmaker said: “In the 1930s, when they outlawed all kinds of drugs across the United States, what was the reason they did that? One

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