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2010: Second Biggest Year for Marijuana Arrests in History, Despite Rising Rates of Marijuana Acceptance

Published on October 4, 2011 by   ·   No Comments
Morgan Fox/Marijuana Policy Project
In a disturbing reality, the actions of the law enforcement community do not match public opinion and rational thought.
Last week, we discussed the near record number of arrests for simple marijuana possession in 2010, and how no matter how many people we arrest for marijuana violations, the rates of use are unaffected.

Just to put that in perspective, it turns out that last year was the second biggest year for marijuana arrests in United States history!

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It is very disturbing to see how far the actions of our law enforcement community really are from public opinion and actual rational thought when it comes to policy. The year with the second highest number of arrests in national history came simultaneously with an increased acceptance of marijuana use and an increase in public support for change. How does this make sense?

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