Arrests in D.C. Increased Following Cannabis Sales Ban, New Data Reveals

Cannabis arrests rose from 2016 to 2017, driven by the continuing Congressional ban on legal sales, according to the latest analysis of Washington D.C. arrest data by Marijuana Moment.

While Washington D.C. legalized recreational cannabis in 2014 with Initiative 71, members of Congress blocked it from using any funds to set up a regulated cannabis system, effectively creating a cannabis sales ban.

While arrests dropped initially after legalization, they’ve begun to rise again. This has a lot…

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