653,249 people were arrested in the US last year for breaking marijuana laws

653,249 people were arrested in the US last year for breaking marijuana laws

Source:  BoingBoing

[UPDATE 9/26/2017 12:05pm PT The Marijuana Police Project updated its report: “Data omitted from original analysis shows 653,249 marijuana arrests in 2016. Some reporting law enforcement agencies do not distinguish between types of drug arrests or possession and distribution violations.”]

One person gets arrested for marijuana possession every 71 seconds in the United States, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s annual Crime In the United States (CIUS) report. This is great news to drug cartels, police departments, racists, corrupt politicians, the prison industry, and the involuntary rehab clinic racket. It’s bad news for everybody else. . . . Read Complete Report

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