(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.