In figures released by the FBI yesterday, marijuana related arrests have dropped for the first time since 2002. Also, interestingly enough, the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed increases in the numbers of Americans who admit having tried marijuana before. I’ll leave you with some interesting statistics about the marijuana arrests that happened in 2008.
- 847,863 arrests on marijuana charges
- 89 percent of which were for posession ONLY
- One American was arrested for marijuana every 37 seconds
- More arrested for possession than for all violent crimes combined