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Tagged With: Arrest

Marijuana Arrest Data Absent From Latest FBI Uniform Crime Report

Tabulations calculating the percentage of annual marijuana arrests nationwide are absent from the 2017 edition of the FBI Uniform Crime Report, which the agency released today. The table,’Arrests for Drug Abuse Violations: Percent Distribution by Region,’ had for decades appeared in the section of the FBI report entitled ‘Persons Arrested.’ It was one of over … Continue reading »

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Study: Racial Disparity In Marijuana Arrest Rates Increasing

African Americans in Virginia are arrested for violating marijuana possession laws at more than three times the rates of whites and this disparity is rising, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by Virginia Commonwealth University‚Äôs Capital News Service. Researchers reviewed 160,000 state and local arrest records from the years 2010 through 2016. They … Continue reading »

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Tennessee: Legislation To Offer Citation Instead of Arrest Fails To Garner Support Before Session Ends

Lawmakers failed to pass legislation this legislative session that would have placed a referendum before voters this November to provide local law enforcement the option of citing rather than arresting adults who are caught in possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. House Bill 2310 was approved by members of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on … Continue reading »

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