Not particularly. For many, many years one would get a disproportionately higher sentence for the drugs people of color used despite the fact that they were less damaging to the body physiologically. Obama was the first president that tried to make all sentences for all illegal substances uniform. Furthermore the original laws put in place banning marijuana were sponsored by the robberbarons of the early 20th century who used white fear of images of crazed blacks and brown people to garner support state by state for prohibition in order to sell their own product. Finally its a great way to control a populace by shipping non violent people to jail and keep them paying parole/ probation fees etc. This entire war on drugs was a farce. Also the white drug of choice would be methamphetamine rather than alcohol which had a very different public reaction and laws attached. When the supposed crack epidemic of the 80s occurred one never saw actual useful products like baking soda or gasoline banned or regulated. Instead more folks were put in jail. I write this painfully aware of the difference in laws as actually medicines previously available that helped people through sinus and chest infections are no longer on the market due to changes in law thanks to meth. That's the difference.