America Must Wean Law Enforcement
From Their Marijuana Arrest Addiction
I have read a lot of cannabis articles this past year and this is by far my favorite, it really says a lot about our prohibition Laws.
Please take the time to read the whole article it really is a strong pro-cannabis statement.By George Rohrbacher, Member, NORML Board of Directors
In America since 1965, there have been 21 million arrests for marijuana, 9 out of 10 for quantities of an ounce or less. Over 800,000 were arrested for pot last year, with people of color and the young being arrested and incarcerated in hugely disproportionate numbers. Under current Washington State law, if arrested for possession of even the tiniest amount of cannabis, a person faces a mandatory night in jail, handcuffs, mugshots, fingerprints, and a criminal record that, thanks to the internet and data-mining, might follow a person for the rest of their life.
End Prohibition Now!