Marijuana Arrests Down 99.2% This Year in Washington D.C. Compared to Last Year

By Johnny Green, TheWeedBlog.com

dcIt wasn’t that long ago that thousands of people were arrested for marijuana annually in Washington D.C.. 2,346 people were arrested for marijuana in Washington D.C. in 2011. Washington D.C. voters approved marijuana legalization during the 2014 Election. As a result, marijuana arrests in D.C. are down. Way down. As of November 6th (the most current data available), there have only been 7 arrests for marijuana in D.C.. Per the Washington City Paper:

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New Video Shows Consequences of Cannabis Possession Arrests in New York City

By Drug Policy Alliance

Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video [which can be found below] aboutcannabisarrest one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest tells the story of former Manhattan Public School art teacher Alberto Willmore, who recounts how his life was upended after NYPD officers aggressively seized and charged him with marijuana possession. Mr. Willmore immediately lost his teaching job, spent nearly two years fighting the case in court, and – even though the case was thrown out – he was still penalized by his employer, the Department of Education.

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New FBI Report: Over 1,500,000 Arrested for Drugs in 2012

The FBI has released their latest Uniformed Crime Report which has found that there were 1,552,432 arrests in 2012 for drug-related offensescrimereport, with 82% of those being for simple possession; with a majority of those being for cannabis.

In total, the report found that over 12,000,000 people were arrested in the United States in 2012. According to the report, the “highest number of arrests were for drug abuse violations.”

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