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    More People Were Arrested For Cannabis Last Year Than For All Violent Crimes Put Together, Acc

    More People Were Arrested For Cannabis Last Year Than For All Violent Crimes Put Together, According To FBI Data

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    Still, despite the public support and medical use of the drug, cannabis remains federally illegal and arresting people who use still seems to be a big priority for crime enforcement. According to the recently released Uniform Crime Report from the FBI, more people were arrested for cannabis in 2019 than for all violent crimes put together.

    The data from the FBI’s report revealed that police arrested 545,602 people for cannabis related crimes in 2019. That arrest rate is 9% higher than the 495,871 people arrested for violent crimes the same year. And those being arrested for cannabis aren’t just those making money from selling, growing or manufacturing the drug - they are mostly just people who use cannabis. The vast majority of these arrests (92%) were for simple possession of the drug. 500,395 of those arrested for cannabis were simply found in possession of cannabis. Even if we take out all the arrests for being involved in unregulated cannabis commerce and just focus on arrests for cannabis possession, the numbers still outpace arrests for violent crimes.

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    Legalize it.. Reclassify it.
    End the Madness..

    5 years now..in a legal state... Best Medication for Both Depression and pain relief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    More People Were Arrested For Cannabis Last Year Than For All Violent Crimes Put Together, According To FBI Data


    https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilyea.../#1109f255122f
    Because it's easy, lazy and a money maker. No investigating required. No witnesses required. No time required. No more paperwork than a traffic ticket.
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    Marijuana needs to be declassified as a dangerous drug.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    More People Were Arrested For Cannabis Last Year Than For All Violent Crimes Put Together, According To FBI Data
    Violent malum in se crimes are the fig leaf the State uses to cover the malum prohibitum dick it intends to $#@! you with.


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    • "Government is that great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." - Government (p. 99)
    • "[W]ar is always begun in the interest of the few, and at the expense of the many."
      - Economic Sophisms - Second Series (p. 312)
    • "There are two principles that can never be reconciled - Liberty and Constraint."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Marijuana needs to be declassified as a dangerous drug.
    Yep, it wouldn't be so dangerous if it wasn't illegal.



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