New Orleans: Marijuana Arrests Plummet Post-Decriminalization

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New Orleans: Marijuana Arrests Plummet Post-Decriminalization | NORML

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Minor marijuana possession arrests have plunged in the city of New Orleans following the adoption of a municipal ordinance one year ago that called for fining rather than arresting low-level offenders. According to citywide data, just one percent of encounters between police and someone accused of possessing marijuana resulted in an arrest between June […]

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Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report

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Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report | Paul Armentano

WASHINGTON, DC — The number of federal offenders sentenced for violating marijuana laws has fallen significantly since 2012, according to data provided by the United States Sentencing Commission. Just over 3,000 federal defendants were sentenced for marijuana violations in 2016, according to the Commission. That total is roughly half of the number of federal defendants that […]

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