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California felony marijuana arrests down 74% in 2017 following legalization

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  • California felony marijuana arrests down 74% in 2017 following legalization
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California State Attorney General Becerra announced that this year’s annual criminal justice reports and supporting data have been published by the California Department of Justice provide. The report include key findings, data visualizations, and downloadable digital datasets. These reports are updated annually on the Attorney General’s OpenJustice website.

From 2016 to 2017, the total felony drug offense arrest rate decreased 23.5 percent, while the marijuana and dangerous drug offense arrest rates decreased 73.7 and 12.7 percent, respectively per 100,000 population.

Read more at https://oag.ca.gov