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The Top 10 Marijuana News Stories of 2015

5. Marijuana Arrests on the Rise

Despite legalization in four states, marijuana arrests went up by 1% nationally in 2014 to 700,993. However, arrests were down in cities like New York and Philadelphia. Plus, celebrity drug arrests declined nearly 80% from 2014 (43 busts) to 2015 (eight busts). Five of those arrested were NFL players.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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