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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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