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Sat04192014

Marijuana Arrests Still Costing Chicago Taxpayers Millions

Coincidentally, the ACLU made headlines that same day with a report on the astounding volume of marijuana busts nationwide. In 2010 police across the country made more than 784,000 arrests for pot possession—one every 37 seconds.

On first glance the issues may appear unrelated. But you don't have to be smoking anything to see that they're actually intertwined, for the simple reason that the crackdown on small-time marijuana users has become staggeringly expensive.

Read the whole story at Chicago Reader

Read more http://www.chicagodefender.com/index.php/news/city/19092-marijuana-arrests-still-costing-chicago-taxpayers-millions

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