There have been hundreds of thousands of people incarcerated in state and federal penitentiaries for weed over the decades.
Marijuana advocates like to say that legalization generally means a decrease in crime wherever it is legalized. But that assertion is difficult to prove.
Now that marijuana is becoming increasingly more legal across the United States, more of the population is dropping its guard when it comes to holding weed.
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.
Despite marijuana legalization in 11 states and widespread decriminalization, police still focus on arresting Americans for cannabis possession.
The FBI is looking into possible corruption and bribing around marijuana licenses, but the organization needs some help.
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