NYC Marijuana Arrests Are Up By Nearly A Third Compared To Last Year

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NYC Marijuana Arrests Are Up By Nearly A Third Compared To Last Year

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Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a pledge to tone down the NYPD’s practice of turning possession of small amounts of marijuana into a crime, when officially it is supposed to be treated like a traffic ticket. So it may come as a surprise that marijuana arrests are up nearly a third so far this year, the third year of de Blasio’s mayoralty, compared to the same period in 2015.

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