Sunday, August 28, 2005

And the winner is....
Scott at Grits for Breakfast checks in with a new report that shows "Texas incarcerates more people for marijuana than any other state." A dubious honor to be sure.
In Texas, "marijuana arrests comprised 56 percent of total drug arrests (48,963 out of 88,053 total arrests). Texas currently has 1,215 people in prison for marijuana as the controlling offense."
And one that doesn't come cheap, for Texas or the nation.
Nationally, nearly half of all drug arrests in 2003 were for marijuana, chalking up $5.1 billion in enforcement, adjudication and incarceration costs for marijuana alone, the group reports.
Scott has the links.


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