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More people arrested for marijuana use than for violent crimes

U.S. police make over 1.25 million arrests a year for drug possession, more than twice the number for violent crimes, and about half of the arrests are for marijuana, two human rights groups said on Wednesday in a call for sweeping drug decriminalization. The 196-page report by the American Civil...
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