The latest FBI crime data shows that more than 600,000 marijuana-related arrests are happening every year, most of which are for small-time possession.
Though marijuana-related arrests have risen in recent years, those cases aren't being prosecuted at the same rate.
Now that marijuana is legal in more spots across the United States, people seem to have this idea that it's okay to be all willy-nilly about their pot use.
Data shows that, even despite the massive shift in public opinion in relation to cannabis, a lot of people are still being arrested for pot-related offenses. And this holds particularly true for minorities.
In an indicative move, a Seattle judged recently moved to vacate misdemeanor pot violations ranging from 1996 to 2010.
According to a new report by the FBI, someone gets arrested on a cannabis charge approximately every 48 seconds in the U.S..
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