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Marijuana Arrests by the Numbers According to the ACLU’s original analysis, marijuana arrests now account for over half of all drug arrests in the United States. Despite roughly equal usage rates, Blacks are 3.73 times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana. Billions of taxpayer dollars fund these arrests, which disproportionately target Black people. Wasted Time and Money: Enforcing marijuana laws costs us about $3.6 billion a year, yet the War on Marijuana has failed to diminish the use or availability of marijuana.  Between 2001 and 2010, there were over 8 million pot arrests in the U.S. That’s one bust every 37 seconds and hundreds of thousands ensnared in the criminal justice system. Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined . On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 people sit behind bars on simple drug-possession charges according to the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch. More than one of every nine arrests by state law enforcement is for drug possession, amounting to more than 1.25 million arrests each year.” 

Drug cops raid an 81-year-old woman’s garden to take out one marijuana plant. Marijuana is legal in Colorado It’s still illegal for kids to possess,juveniles are coming to dominate the marijuana arrests in Colorado. But another startling trend also has developed: Arrest rates have risen dramatically for young blacks and Latinos. “Police do patrol more in neighborhoods of color, ” he says. police show up and find kids illegally possession they’re obligated to do something

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