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New Data Released: NYC Marijuana Possession Arrests Under 17K for First Time Since 1996, 67% Drop from 51,000 Arrests in 2011

Still A Tale of Two Cities: Young Black and Latino People Arrested at Higher Rates, Despite Young White People Using Marijuana at Higher Rates;  Growing Number of Elected Officials and Advocates Call for New Statewide Approach to Marijuana Policies
New York —(ENEWSPF)--February 4, 2016.  According to data just released by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, New York City marijuana arrests in 2015 dropped to under 17,000 for the first time since 1996. The 16,590 arrests for low-level marijuana possession in 2015 is a 42% decline from the 26,386 in 2014 and . . .

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