black market cannabis crime FBI legal marijuana marijuana legalization Marijuana Legislation news Uniform Crime Reporting Program

More Legal Marijuana Equals Less Crime? Not So Fast

More Legal Marijuana Equals Less Crime? Not So Fast
Marijuana advocates like to say that legalization generally means a decrease in crime wherever it is legalized. But that assertion is difficult to prove.
The post More Legal Marijuana Equals Less Crim…

data decriminalization FBI law enforcement Politics reports war on drugs

FBI: Cannabis arrests on the rise for 3rd year running

Law enforcement made an estimated 663,367 cannabis-related arrests in 2018, according to FBI data released this week, up from an estimated 659,700 the previous year. Most were for simple possession.
The post FBI: Cannabis arrests on the rise for 3rd ye…