Marijuana Moment reports…
As more state marijuana legalization laws come online, federal cannabis prosecutions are dropping.
That’s one takeaway from an end-of-year report released Monday night by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
At the same time, other drug prosecutions are slightly up over the past fiscal year.
“Drug crime defendants, who accounted for 28 percent of total filings, grew two percent, although defendants accused of crimes associated with marijuana decreased 19 percent,” Roberts wrote.
States that approved legalization in 2016 began to implement parts of their laws during the Fiscal Year 2018 period Roberts’s report covers.
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