Marijuana Policy Project
Someone gets arrested for weed every 45 seconds in the United States.
With ballot initiatives for marijuana reform proposed in 16 states, the controversial cash crop is set to be one of the hot button topics in next year’s presidential election.
The state's attorney general drafted a formal opinion supporting the use of public funds for "educational" efforts on political issues, but withdrew his opinion after public outcry.
For decades, NYPD have been busting people for small amounts of weed not because of any state law, but because they were rewarded every time they made an arrest.
Days after the legislation passed, a federal judge in Oregon said he wants to wait and see how the US government reacts to the shifting landscape of marijuana law.