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  • January 22 2013

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    Smoke a Joint, Go to Jail

    According to FBI crime statistics, in 2011 there were 663,032 arrests for pot possession across the U.S., more than all violent crime arrests combined (534,704). These latest figures are consistent with a 30-year shift in law enforcement priorities beginning in 1980 when there were well over 100,000 more arrests of violent offenders than pot smokers (475,160 for violence compared to 338,664 for pot), meaning in that three-decade stretch pot busts nearly doubled while violent crime arrests …More

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