Sep 25th 2008 By Jeremy Taylor
(Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddy with.) Marijuana arrests have risen over the last four years, leading to a marijuana smoker being arrested every 38 seconds.
According to FBI crime statistics, marijuana arrests have reached record highs, and now account for 44 percent of all drug arrests in the United States
. This increase comes at a time when arrests for cocaine (despite conflicting impressions
on Asylum) and heroin have been on the decline.
Last year, only 11 percent of all marijuana bookings were for sale or manufacture of the drug. This means the total number of people arrested for pot possession exceeded arrests for all other violent crime
If you're the type that's bothered by the misappropriation of justice system resources, you'll agree that these stats are what pot smokers call a "bummer."Click here to have Happy Hour Hero delivered to your desktop every pour time.
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