Marijuana Review

The population of the United States is 307,006,550. What is recorded here is the actual number of arrests that have been made in sake of marijuana possession. Reason enough under the assumption of current point and tie analysis is now under the influence of simply issuing a court summons and a fine of $50.

Currently there are several states within the nation that have already considered marijuana for what it is a social drug and have lessened the penalties that has been associated.

Marijuana Arrests For Year 2005 — 786,545 Tops Record High… Pot Smokers Arrested In America At A Rate Of One Every 40 Seconds with an estimated 15 million users averaged on a monthly basis.

Police arrested a record 829,625 persons for marijuana violations in 2006, approximately 89 percent some 738,915 Americans were charged with possession only.

872,721 Americans were arrested for marijuana in 2007, and of those arrests, 89% or 775,138 were arrests for simple possession

Police arrested 847,864 persons for marijuana violations in 2008. Marijuana arrests now comprised one-half (49.8 percent) of all drug arrests reported in the United States.

Police prosecuted 858,408 persons for marijuana violations in 2009. Of those charged with marijuana violations, approximately 88 percent (758,593 Americans) were charged with possession only.

Each year there is an increase to the number of arrests that are made to marijuana possessors with really is not necessary. It costs more money to continually arrest an incarcerate marijuana possessors which is costing tax payers big dollars. There is a solution to all this though, just allow there to be a passing of a bill that is written to handle the instances in which those in possession of marijuana at time of interaction with law enforcement be issued a court summons and fined a certain stated amount of money in lue of possession. It would make sense in the effort of reform and it sure would free up tax payers dollars.

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