One Million Police Hours Spent on NYC Pot Arrests
The Drug Policy Alliance has put a number to the time spent arresting and processing people for minor marijuana possession in New York City. And it’s staggering. From 2002 to 2012 the New York Police Department spent one million hours on low-level pot cases.
That’s 1,000,000 police hours dedicated to busting people for a substance that has been decriminalized on the state level for 36 years. And it’s 1,000,000 police hours not spent investigating serious crimes. …More