Category: marijuana arrests

Arrests of 70 People at a Georgia House Party Being Investigated by NAACP

Earlier this month police in Cartersville, Georgia responded to a call about possible gunshots fired at a house party. The house was being rented through AirBnB to celebrate the 21st birthday of a woman named Deja Heard. According to police, when they arrived they could smell the odor of marijuana, causing them to obtain a warrant and enter the house (some party-goers insist that they entered the house without a warrant). Once inside the house, police say they found marijuana, smoking devices, cocaine and two stolen firearms. When no one would claim responsibility for the drugs found, some 70...

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The FBI Says 2016 Saw More Arrests for Cannabis than Violent Crime

Getty In 2015, cannabis arrests had dropped to the lowest they had been since the 90s. Unfortunately, that declining trend did not continue in 2016, as new data from the FBI illustrates. In 2016, there were a total of 653,000 people who were arrested on marijuana charges – and though it was not specific in the types of charges, over the years possession charges have generally made up 85-90% of marijuana related arrests, with 40% making up possession of insignificant amounts of the herb. While this is still a decline since the peak in 2007 – when there were...

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