FBI: Uptick In Marijuana Arrests In 2014

FBI: Uptick In Marijuana Arrests In 2014

New FBI Statistics: One Marijuana Arrest Every 45 Seconds In 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — The total number of marijuana-related arrests nationwide rose in 2014, despite the implementation of legalization laws in two states, according to data released today by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to the 2014 Uniform Crime Report, police made 700,993 arrests for marijuana-related offenses, some 7,500 more arrests than were reported in 2013. Of those arrested, 619,808 (over 88 percent) were charged with possession only — a two percent…

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