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Georgia's Marijuana Arrests Near Top in Nation
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Source: Data Shows Georgia’s Marijuana Possession Arrests Near Top in Nation

GEORGIA NATION’S 6TH HIGHEST IN NUMBER OF ARRESTS FOR MARIJUANA POSSESSION

Despite being only the 9th largest in population, the State of Georgia has the 6th highest number of arrests for marijuana possession. There were 32,473 arrests in Ga. for possession of marijuana (Year: 2010); this was 65.1% of all drug arrests (49,876) in the state. Not surprisingly, Ga. also had one of the highest marijuana possession arrest rates at 338 per 100,000 state residents. The national marijuana possession arrest rate in 2010 was 256 per 100,000.

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