FBI Report: One Person Arrested Every 49 Seconds for Marijuana

FBI Report: One Person Arrested Every 49 Seconds for Marijuana


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While marijuana’s opposing forces often suggest there aren’t that many people these days being sent to jail for minor marijuana–related offenses, some of the latest statistics published Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) shows that while these types of arrests are on the decline, one person every 49 seconds is still being sent to jail for weed.

The latest FBI Uniform Crime Report reveals that even though law enforcement is taking it easier on those caught in possession of marijuana, there are still hundreds of thousands of people being put behind bars every year over marijuana.

The report shows there were 643,121 marijuana arrests in 2015, most of which were for simple possession. In fact, only 4.6 percent of the arrests were for the illegal sale of marijuana.

But there is some good news – cops are now busting fewer people for the cannabis plant than they have in the past two decades.

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