Marijuana - Wasted Potential

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    Thoughts?

    For those that can't read it:

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    2/3 Age 12+ admit to Smoking Marijuana at least once.

    Possession Arrests vs Trafficking Arrests in 2008:

    89% Simple Possession
    11% Trafficking

    Frequency of Marijuana Related Arrests

    1 Person Every 38 Seconds

    Number of Arrests Made in 2008:

    The Possession of Marijuana circle is larger than Possession of a Deadly weapon.

    The Map of the U.S. is most light green is most Marijuana use.

    Right Side:

    States with potential tax revenue.

    The top 10 tax revenue states to the right plus the other 40 equal to $778,200,000+ tax revenue.

    $14,100,000,000 will be spent to reduce drug use and availability in 2009.

    $26,809/Per Minute or $446.81/Per Second.
     
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    My thoughts are I wish I could read what that says.


    btw,,,why don't you say "discuss" anymore?
     
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    :redface: Didn't factor in other people's vision.

    As for your question, I still do sometimes. I go back and forth really. Though I would rather have the topic I post discussed, then someone from the "clique" coming in to troll the thread.
     
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    For those that can't read it:

    Left Side:

    2/3 Age 12+ admit to Smoking Marijuana at least once.

    Possession Arrests vs Trafficking Arrests in 2008:

    89% Simple Possession
    11% Trafficking

    Frequency of Marijuana Related Arrests

    1 Person Every 38 Seconds

    Number of Arrests Made in 2008:

    The Possession of Marijuana circle is larger than Possession of a Deadly weapon.

    The Map of the U.S. is most light green is most Marijuana use.

    Right Side:

    States with potential tax revenue.

    The top 10 tax revenue states to the right plus the other 40 equal to $778,200,000+ tax revenue.

    $14,100,000,000 will be spent to reduce drug use and availability in 2009.

    $26,809/Per Minute or $446.81/Per Second.
     
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    yes the potential of marijuana is wasted
     
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    Is there something on there about how many people are serving time in jail for JUST possession of marijuana?
     
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    Yep, third one to the left.

    Possession Arrests vs Trafficking Arrests in 2008:

    89% Simple Possession
    11% Trafficking
     
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    847,864 Marijuana related arrests made last year. 89% were simple possession.

    Leaves 754,598 or so arrests on possession only. Least according to this.
     
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    So are that many people serving time in jail for simple possession then?
     
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    Ah no, those numbers of arrests are just from 2008 alone. Most of the time, offenders will get a fine and or probation if I remember reading correctly awhile back. However, I did write an essay on The War on Drugs. Let me find it, because I had those numbers down.
     

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