Why are Law Enforcement Officials Making More Marijuana Arrests Than Ever?
Law enforcement in many states are making a greater number of marijuana arrests than ever before despite polling data showing that the majority of Americans believe that the adult use of the plant ought to be legal.
According to a just published report, “Marijuana in the States 2012: Analysis and Detailed Data on Marijuana Use and Arrests,” which appears on the newly launched RegulatingCannabis.com website, police made an estimated 750,000 arrests for
marijuana violations in 2012 – a 110 percent increase in annual arrests
since 1991. Yet, despite this doubling in annual marijuana arrests over
the past two decades, there has not been any significant reduction in
marijuana consumption in the United States the report found.