10 Things You Need to Know About Marijuana Use in America

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  • Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests
  • Who’s Using Marijuana?
  • Marijuana Arrests Make Up More Than Half of Drug Arrests
  • One Marijuana Arrest Every 37 Seconds
  • More Marijuana Arrests Than Violent Crime Arrests
  • Marijuana Use Is Equal Among Blacks and Whites
  • States Spent More Than $3.6 billion on Marijuana Enforcement Laws
  • D.C., New York and Maryland Spend the Most on Arrests
  • Racial Disparities in Marijuana Possession Arrests Have Increased
  • Increased Enforcement Correlates With More Marijuana Use

Who’s Using Marijuana?

The 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 39.26 percent of those surveyed have used marijuana in their lifetimes. Between 2009 and 2010, 30.4 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds reported having used marijuana at least once in the past month. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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