Enforcing marijuana prohibition costs US taxpayers an estimated $10 billion annually and results in the arrest of more than 693,000 individuals per year — far more than the total number of arrestees for all violent crimes combined, including murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. In Georgia punishment is particularly harsh for those that use and possess marijuana.
Approximately 35,000 people are arrested in Georgia every year for marijuana. Many of those arrested lose their jobs, their homes and their scholarships based simply on a misdemeanor marijuana conviction. Even more alarming is the number of Georgians convicted of marijuana possession who are forced to fund our state’s corrupt private probation system, often pushing them further and further down the economic ladder after being strapped with excessive probation management fees.
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