1.6 Million Drug Arrests in 2010

The FBI annual crime report is out. There were 1.6 million drug arrests. 82% were for possession only. 46% were for possession of marijuana. More than 50% of all arrests were for marijuana.

NORML has more.

LEAP (Law Enforcment Officers Against Prohibition): That's one drug arrest every 19 seconds.

"If we legalized and taxed drugs, we could not only create new revenue in addition to the money we'd save from ending the cruel policy of arresting users, but we'd make society safer by bankrupting the cartels and gangs who control the currently illegal marketplace."

The War on Drugs is an expensive failure that needs to stop.

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    be honest (none / 0) (#1)
    by diogenes on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 08:42:45 PM EST
    Maybe we'd stop unnecessary arrests/cartels and raise tax money, but you can google "Bath Salts"  to see the mayhem that legalized, freely available drugs can cause.