Marijuana arrests in the U.S. declined in 2019 for the first time in four years, according to a new federal report shows from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). While many expected the state-level legalization movement to reduce cannabis arrests as more markets went online, that wasn’t the case in 2016, 2017, or 2018. In fact, many states each saw slight upticks in marijuana busts year-over-year. But last year there was a notable dip, the data published this week shows. There were a total of 545,601 marijuana arrests in 2019 representing 35 percent of all drug arrests—according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program. That’s down from and 659,700 in 2017.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 10/01/2020 09:25:45

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