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One person was arrested every 49 seconds for marijuana in 2015

A huge number of Americans are getting arrested for marijuana-related offenses. 643,000 people were arrested for marijuana in 2015, according to crime data released by the FBI on Monday. That amounts to one person arrested for marijuana every 49 seconds. 574,000 of these arrests were for possession rather than distribution and sale, according to the FBI's data. While the 2015 numbers are startling, marijuana arrests have actually steadily decreased since 2007, when 872,720 people were arrested.
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