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Recidiviz forecasts federal marijuana legalization would reduce federal prison population by 2,807.
Estimated Number Of People In The US Sentenced To State and Federal Prison For Marijuana Offenses.
Marijuana arrest fast facts. This page includes links to articles based on topic i.e. the percentage of drug arrests for cannabis, the cost of war on drugs and similar topics.
2018 update on prisoner recidivism of those convicted of marijuana-related offenses: a 9-year follow-up period (2005-2014).
Information on the legal status of marijuana in each state.
Information regarding racial disparities in marijuana-related arrests.