Friday, September 19, 2008

Marijuana arrests increase, 90% for simple possession

According to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report, released on Monday, nearly 1.9 million people were arrested on drug charges in the United States last year, some 872,000 for marijuana offenses. While overall drug arrest figures declined marginally (down 84,000), marijuana arrests increased by more than 5% and are once again at an all-time high. Drug arrests exceed those for any other type of offense, including property crime (1.61 million arrests), driving under the influence (1.43 million), misdemeanor assaults (1.31 million), larceny (1.17 million), and violent crime (597,000).

You can read more about it at Stop the Drug War.

If you live in Massachusetts, Vote YES on Question Two-- decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Stop this madness.

1 comment:

Me said...

Or people could just not break the law.