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Marijuana Possession Arrest Rates Continue to Climb Despite Public Sentiment

Marijuana Possession Arrests on the Rise in 2010

In September, 2011 the FBI released of their annual Uniform Crime Report.  In the FBI 2010 Uniform Crime Report, statistics on cannabis related arrests, while certainly not surprising to those familiar with the marijuana debate, the lack of progress in creating just laws or modifying existing laws governing the manufacturing, distribution and use of marijuana in the United States continues to frustrate pro marijuana activists.  The number of arrests for marijuana related offenses in 2010 marks the second highest in United States history.

Marijuana related arrests have been on the rise for decades.  So what's the big deal?  For supporters of pro marijuana legislation in the U.S., 2010 appeared to offer several rays of hope that laws surrounding the legal status of marijuana would actually be improved.  The Obama administration, for instance, announced that the War on Drugs was finally over, a "war" which consumed billions…

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