Marijuana Policy Project Director on Prohibition vs. Regulation

By Matthew Carr Despite the fact that legalization is spreading across the U.S., a surprising trend has taken root…
We’re actually seeing an increase in marijuana-related arrests.
And even though gritty crime dramas on TV might suggest otherwise, the majority of these arrests aren’t for “kingpins” or illicit drug dealers. They’re for simple possession.
Roughly 90% of all cannabis arrests are for possession. In fact, someone is arrested on a marijuana-related charge every 48 seconds in this country.
Since 1995, the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) has been at the forefront of changing marijuana laws in the U.S. The organization is in the business of seeing cannabis prohibition …read more