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Pot Possession: An Arrest Every 42 Seconds

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A man is arrested for possession of marijuana without a medical marijuana license in Aspen, Colorado.

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New FBI data reveal the grotesque, monumental stupidity of the drug war. 

There were 757,969 marijuana arrests in America last year — 87% for simple possession.

That's one possession arrest every 42 seconds, according to the Marijuana Policy Project.

Meanwhile, 56 percent of Americans support decriminalizing pot and regulating it like alcohol.

"Taxpayers are being forced to continually bail out the fiscally irresponsible and morally bankrupt institution of marijuana prohibition," says Rob Kampia, director of MPP. "A majority of Americans are tired of this nightmare."

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