According to a new study funded by the National Institute of Justice, scientists found that legal cannabis had little to no effect on crime.
Despite marijuana legalization in 11 states and widespread decriminalization, police still focus on arresting Americans for cannabis possession.
The last thing most people using cannabis want to do is fight or be aggressive. The same cannot be said of alcohol, which is blamed for approximately three million violent crimes a year.
Roadside searches dropped by 70 percent in one local Vermont police department. But legalizing marijuana can also focus police's attention to more serious crimes.
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