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Over 20,000 arrested on marijuana charges in 2013

That's according to a new report from the California Attorney General's office in a stark rebuke to the thinking that "nobody gets arrested for marijuana in California any more."

California NORML breaks down the statistics:

— 20,346 arrests for cannabis

— The largest age group for arrestees was 20-29

— Hispanics were the most-arrested ethnic group, followed by whites and African Americans

In other words, prohibition is unfairly applied, especially to minorities and youth. Crunching the numbers we found that, despite representing 30 percent of California's population in the last census, 43 percent of those arrested for cannabis in the state in 2013 were Hispanic.

The report comes on the heels of a SF Weekly report that officers funded and directed by the state are still in the business of conducting warrantless raids on legal cannabis growers.

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  • commented 2014-10-10 23:40:21 -0700
    We in California will get a chance to VOTE to legalize cannabis AGAIN in 2016. The last time was 2008 IT was close but no one voted. This time REGISTER & VOTE. Get off our assess & couches and VOTE it legal. So we can take our medicine without fear of some loose cannon bitch like the attorney General ordering raids on legal law abiding growers. She’s nuts. Gov Brown should makes her stop her Crap. We can vote against her. She’s a republican thus she hates freedom. She’s a control freak. She laughs about the pain she caused.
  • commented 2014-10-10 23:34:03 -0700
    The attorney General, she’s a lyer and must be bored OUT of OFFICE. Register& VOTE
  • commented 2014-10-10 14:22:45 -0700
    Marijuana should be legal now, but I don’t see it happening here in Cali

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