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JohnChase34 said...

"..Local courts in Hamilton County dealt with 1,800 drug-possession charges in 2012, and that number is expected to rise this year. A large portion of those cases are for small-scale marijuana possession..."

That's HUGE -- 520 per 100,000 -- based on population of 346,000 for Hamilton County. Essentially the same as New York State, the state that leads the nation in marijuana arrests with 103,698 in 2010. For a population of 19 million, that's 546 per 100,000.

It is a waste of criminal justice resources, and it ruins lives for no good reason. If pot were legal we'd not waste those dollars and would benefit from the pot tax revenue.

June 12, 2013 at 11 a.m.

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