Chart Of The Day

Marijuana arrests are decreasing:


Jacob Sullum wonders whether the trend continue:

The FBI's latest figures for drug arrests … indicate that marijuana busts fell significantly between 2010 and 2011, from about 854,000 to about 750,000. That's a drop of 12 percent, compared to declines of 3 percent from 2008 to 2009 and 0.5 percent from 2009 to 2010. … Have tight budgets encouraged a refocusing of police resources?