10 Things You Need to Know About Marijuana Use in America

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  • 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
  • Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests
  • Who’s Using Marijuana?
  • Marijuana Arrests Make Up More Than Half of Drug Arrests

Marijuana Use Is Equal Among Blacks and Whites

Marijuana use is roughly equal among Blacks and whites. In 2010, 14 percent of Blacks and 12 percent of whites reported using marijuana in the past year. In 2001, the figure was 10 percent of whites and 9 percent of Blacks. 

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