Marijuana Possession Arrests Exceed Violent Crime Arrests

By | January 17, 2013

Marijuana Possession Arrests Exceed Violent Crime Arrests

Americans are shifting on marijuana. More than half of them think itshould be regulated like alcohol and cigarettes, 18 states have passed legislation approving it for medical use and Washington State and Colorado have legalized it for recreational use, but it remains illegal under federal law. And the arrests continue — one every 42 seconds, and 86 percent of those are simply for possession, according to the Marijuana Policy Project.

In 2011, marijuana possession arrests totaled 663,032 — more than arrests for all violent crimes combined. Possession arrests have nearly doubled since 1980, according to an FBI report, while teen marijuana use recently reached a 30-year high.

0 thoughts on “Marijuana Possession Arrests Exceed Violent Crime Arrests

  1. Fred Killer

    Without plant based altered state inducing substances we may never have invented rocks and spears.

    The world would be populated by 7 billion Sabre Toothed Tigers instead!

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