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Marijuana Arrests Accounted for 52% of All U.S. Drug Arrests

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 In 2010, 52% of all drug abuse arrests were for marijuana (the highest rate since 1985) while 23% were for heroin/cocaine violations (the lowest rate since 1983). These trends likely reflect both changes in prevalence and subsequent enforcement practices. For example, marijuana use peaked in the U.S. during the late 70s and early 80s, reached record lows in the early 90s, and has been increasing again in recent years




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  1. hughyonn says:

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch…the house was being ransacked, the cattle were being rustled, and Granma was being raped by the cowboys….

    Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime…to those that are REAL crimes.

    I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida…charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana.

    As those 5 years rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going…while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow ‘drug offenders,’…we stayed for YEARS.

    I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration.
    I admit, I had a great time.
    No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved…there were no victims.

    We were Americans…doing what Americans do best…living free.

    The book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank

    I would be honored by your review…
    Hugh Yonn


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