New York Spends $75 Million A Year On Marijuana Arrests
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New York Spends $75 Million A Year On Marijuana Arrests

Marijuana possession is the number one crime in New York City and costs tax payers $75 million

Seeing as how marijuana possession is the number one reason for arrest in New York City, it may come as no surprise that New York City taxpayers spent 75 million dollars last year to put pot-smokers behind bars.

The report estimates the cost of processing each misdemeanor marijuana arrest at $1500 to $2000. Last year in New York City, there were 50,300 such arrests- even though marijuana possession below a certain amount is technically not a crime.

 

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