Pennsylvania: Marijuana possession arrests decline statewide

Pennsylvania: Marijuana possession arrests decline statewide

Preliminary data*, released on request from the Pennsylvania State Police Uniform Crime Reporting System, reveals that overall arrests for marijuana possession showed a decline in 2019. In 2018 there were nearly 24,000 adults arrested for less than 30 grams of cannabis. The new data shows 19,990 adults arrested for the same offense in 2019. Chris Goldstein, a writer and regional organizer for NORML, has gathered Pa. cannabis arrest data since 2008. He called this “a significant shift.” “Previously, there were steady annual increases in arrests for cannabis possession – thousands more every year – while other drug arrests had plateaued.…

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