High death rates in Republican south. Source.

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Global Marijuana March animated.gif Share links: arrests - POWs - cannabis POWs. This article was written by Timeshifter. See also: USA. Life for Pot. Under Trump. And: People in prisons and jails in the USA for drug-related crime. And: Drug war charts and maps. And: Wikimedia Commons:Category:Cannabis arrest statistics. And: The U.S. Drug War. Republicans lead. And: Cost of drug war. And: Influential cannabis users. And: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate.

US cannabis arrests by year

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Marijuana prisoners in the US

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40.000+ in 2011. In state and federal prisons. Jail numbers not included.

In 2004, according to a 2007 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, marijuana convictions accounted for 12.7 percent of drug offenders in state prisons and 12.4 percent of drug offenders in federal prisons. Applying those percentages to the drug offender numbers for 2011 (225,200 state, 94,600 federal) suggests that roughly 40,000 people are serving time in state and federal prisons for marijuana offenses. That number does not include people serving shorter sentences in local jails, where a total of about 182,000 drug offenders were confined in 2011. Nor does it include the vast majority of the 758,000 people arrested for marijuana offenses that year.
The majority of people incarcerated in prisons and jails in the USA are in due to drug-related offenses, crimes to get money for drugs, or drug-related parole or probation violations. Wikipedia: Drug-related crime. The number of inmates in the USA has increased almost 5 times over since 1980. It peaked in 2008. Obama's Democrat landslide in 2008 turned the incarceration rate around. But the USA still has the highest incarceration rate of any nation (b c). The cost of the U.S. drug war is at least 1.5 trillion dollars. Cannabis is safer! Share link.

US cannabis arrests by state

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Payton Guion. April 26, 2018.

Life for pot

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See main article: USA. Life for pot.

Jeff Mizanskey 2015 Sep 1

The drug war is a big cause of the high US incarceration rate. Also, the rest of the developed world has much lower rates of handgun ownership, and much lower murder rates. They never reached the levels of violence the USA did due to handguns and drug war. So they never had the clamoring of the far-right National Rifle Association (NRA) demanding mandatory minimum sentencing. Canada and Europe have long had much lower incarceration rates, better healthcare, and far fewer and shorter sentences for marijuana offenses.

People in for drug offences

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See main article: People in prisons and jails in the USA for drug-related crime.

489,000 in 2013 (see chart below). For drug offenses alone.

Need to add in drug-related burglary, robbery, murder, etc..
All to get drug money, defend turf, etc.

More on US cannabis arrests

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U.S. drug arrests

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Chart above from United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). See image info and sources. See cannabis arrests.

Marijuana arrests accounted for 52% of all U.S. drug arrests in 2010.

Pot possession vs violent crime

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More info and news

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  • marijuana-arrests.com
  • March On Mayor Bloomberg's House: Protest Marijuana Arrests. By Steve Elliott. March 28, 2012. From the article: "Under Bloomberg, More Than 400,000 People Arrested on Low-Level Marijuana Charges in NYC. ... He's spending at least $75 million a year for these arrests. ... In the last five years under Bloomberg, the NYPD made more marijuana arrests than in the 24 years under Mayors Giuliani, Dinkins and Koch combined."

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