Marijuana And Violent Crimes

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“In the past year, the population in America’s jails and prisons has grown to 6.9 million, including those on probation and parole. A 1999 study showed that 60,000 individuals were behind bars for marijuana use. This cost taxpayers $1.2 billion.” (Stevens) There are more arrests made on marijuana charges than violent crimes combined. These violent crimes include assault, rape, robbery and murder. In addition to Marijuana dropping less crime rates, it is also less problematic than alcohol and cigarettes. Marijuana and alcohol are often put against each other in an effort to determine which is healthier. Although, they both seem bad, The Huffington Post cited “a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times the amount of THC in
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