Pot Possession Exceeds Violent Crime in Arrest Totals

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Arrests for possessing small amounts of marijuana exceeded those for all violent crimes last year, even as social attitudes toward the drug have changed and a number of cities and states have legalized its use or decriminalized small quantities, says a new report quoted by the New York Times. A disproportionate number of those arrested are African Americans, who smoke marijuana at rates similar . . .

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