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The Top 10 Marijuana News Stories of 2014

(chart by Washington Post, based on FBI Uniform Crime Statistics)

7. U.S. Marijuana Arrest Numbers Continue to Decline

Marijuana arrests went down for the forth year in a row, from 853,638 in 2010 to 693,481in 2013 - a drop of 19% during that period. In 2013, 88% of the busts were for possession and 12% for cultivation and trafficking. Of the 1.5 million drug arrests made in 2013, 46% were for marijuana. Drug arrests make up 13% of all criminal arrests annually (11.3 million) in the U.S..

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.