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Pot Arrests

How Racist Is Marijuana Prohibition In Your State?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

The ACLU released a new tool on Tuesday, allowing users to track the racial disparity and frequency of marijuana arrests across the U.S., as well as t...

The War On Weed Was Fading For Five Years Before Anyone Noticed

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Over the past several years, many Americans have become increasingly vocal in their opposition to harsh anti-marijuana laws. But an analysis of data o...

Katy Hall

Are More People Arrested For Pot Possession Or Violent Crimes? | Katy Hall | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Americans are shifting on marijuana. More than half of them think it should be regulated like alcohol and cigarettes, 18 states have passed legislatio...

Advocacy Groups Launch Campaign To End Marijuana Possession Arrests

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

A major coalition of advocacy groups is launching an effort to end New York's arrests of individuals for possessing small amounts of marijuana in publ...

Ray Kelly Orders NYPD To Stop Arresting Minimal Pot Possessors

Posted 11.23.2011 | New York

Looks like New York might no longer be the capital of marijuana-related arrests. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly sent an internal memo (posted by WN...

NYC Wins Award for the Most Marijuana Arrests in the World

Jesse Levine | Posted 07.25.2011 | New York
Jesse Levine

Community leaders, drug policy reform advocates and two members of the City Council gave a satirical award to Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday for making New York City the "Marijuana Arrest Capitol Of The World."

Pot Arrests An Epidemic In New York

AlterNet | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York -- There are two things that need to be understood about marijuana arrests in New York City. First, possession of less than an ounce of ma...