Marijuana Arrests on a Decline for the First Time in 4 Years – More Work Needs to Be Done

When you look at the data, it reveals that the arrest rate for cannabis related crimes is 9% more than those who were arrested for violent crimes, in the same year! If that isn’t shocking enough, how about the fact that 92% of the arrests were for mere possession of the drug – and not even people who were growing or selling it?! If you compute the figures and remove all those cases that were arrests for unregulated cannabis trade, and only focus on possession, the figures are still much higher than those who were convicted for violent crimes.