Marijuana Arrests Hit 10-Year Low In One Part Of Southern California
A state law intended to decriminalize holding minor amounts of weed appears to have done just that.
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On Tuesday we told you how arrests of juveniles in California plummeted by 20 percent, largely due to a drop in marijuana violations. The next day the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) reported a 10-year low in marijuana arrests for 2011.
The association blamed it on ...
According to SANDAG there was a 90 percent decrease in San Diego County weed arrests in 2011 compared to the previous year.
The law, which went into effect in January, meant that ...
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... following this change, the number of misdemeanor-level arrests for marijuana offenses in the region plummeted to 703 last year, down from 6,786 in 2010.
Adult arrests for marijuana were actually down a whopping 98 percent, says SANDAG. (For juveniles the reductions was a milder 57 percent).
According to the association:
Approximately half of adult arrests were for alcohol and drug-related offenses.
Smoke on that.