Isn't the U.S. Pot Thing Frustrating? Great Success, Popular Support and Ugly Backlash

'In the robust efforts to legalize and decriminalize cannabis in the U.S., a slightly modified line from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities applies: "These are the best of times, these are the worst of times."
Despite huge success on many fronts, including legalization in two states with boffo success in Colorado (and two more states likely on the way), pot arrests remain astronomically high across the country. More than 750,000 were recorded in 2012, with pot arrests actually increasing in some states and the District of Columbia. 

The blue state of New York led the way with 125,000 arrests out of more than a million estimated users, or roughly 6% (the second highest percentage of pot smoker arrests next to Louisiana.)'

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