Marijuana Arrests Surpassing Arrests for Violent Crime?

(Community Matters) “In 2011, marijuana possession arrests totaled 663,032 — more than arrests for all violent crimes combined. Possession arrests have nearly doubled since 1980, according to an FBI report.” from a HuffPost article

Silly allocation of local, state and federal resources. I’m encouraged by Gov Cuomo’s call for decriminalization of 15 grams or less and the President’s statement that recreational use won’t be a priority. Time to decriminalize and save the $10billion in estimated costs of arrests.

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