FBI Reports Marijuana Arrests Increased in 2014 for First Time Since 2009

FBI Reports Marijuana Arrests Increased in 2014 for First Time Since 2009

700,993 arrests were made for marijuana offenses in 2014, up from 693,058 in 2013; more than 88% were for simple possession

WASHINGTON, DC — The annual number of arrests for marijuana offenses in the U.S. increased last year for the first time since 2009, according to the Uniform Crime Report released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

An estimated 700,993 arrests were made nationwide for marijuana-related offenses in 2014 — up from 693,058 in 2013 — of which 88.42% were for possession. On average, one person was arrested for…

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