• February By the Numbers

    Percentage of non-whites among all Californians arrested in 1990 for marijuana possession: 50 (Source: Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice). Percentage of non-whites among all Californians

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  • January By the Numbers

    Percentage of patients in Texas drug treatment facilities for marijuana abuse who are there voluntarily: 20 (Source: 2007 University of South New Wales study). Percentage of patients in Texas drug

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  • By the Numbers

    Percentage of Los Angeles voters surveyed in October who want dispensaries regulated rather than prosecuted:  77 (Source:  Marijuana Policy Project study). Percentage of L.A. voters surveyed who

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  • November By the Numbers

    Number of U.S. states in which cannabis is fully legal: 0 (Source: U.S. Controlled Substances Schedule). Number of U.S. states in which FDA-approved Marinol (synthetic THC) is fully legal: 50

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  • By the Numbers

    • Number of U.S. homes and businesses raided Feb. 24, 2003, under the Operation Pipe Dreams crackdown on paraphernalia sales: 100-plus. (Source: The New York Times). • Number of armed law

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  • By the Numbers

    Number of U.S. states that saw tax revenue decline in first quarter 2009: 47 (Source: Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute). Number of U.S. cities that tax medical-cannabis sales: 1

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  • By the Numbers

    Average prison sentence for first-degree marijuana possession (involving a prior conviction or first offense with 2.2 pounds or more) in Alabama: 8.4 years. Average prison sentence for felony DUI

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