Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Almost a million Americans were arrested for marijuana last year. That is almost a third of 1%of Americans were arrested for marijuana.

Police arrested 847,864 persons for marijuana violations in 2008, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's annual Uniform Crime Report, released today. The total marks a three percent decrease in marijuana arrests from 2007, when law enforcement arrested a record 872,721 Americans for cannabis-related violations, but still remains the second highest tally of annual arrests ever reported.

Marijuana arrests now comprise one-half (49.8 percent) of all drug arrests reported in the United States.

Amazing. What a waste of time and money.

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