• By the Numbers

    On a scale of 1-100, the score given to alcohol to define how dangerous it is to individuals and society as a whole, according to an independent study: 72 (Source: The Lancet). The score given to

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  • By the Numbers

    Number of years that Canadian marijuana seed dealer Marc Emery was recently sentenced to serve in prison: 5 (Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Number of violent crimes the federal government

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  • By the Numbers

    Percentage of adults who smoke marijuana to relieve pain or treat a health condition: 42 (Source: The Sacramento Bee Field Poll). Percentage of adults who smoke marijuana recreationally: 39 (Source:

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  • By the Numbers

    Amount (in ounces) of medical marijuana that patients in Washington D.C. are now allowed to posses:  4 (Source: The Examiner).   Number of dispensaries proposed for Washington D.C.:  8 (Source:

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  • By the Numbers

    Number of years from the signing of the Declaration of Independence that marijuana was legal in the U.S.:  161 (Source: World Book Encyclopedia.   Number of years that marijuana has been illegal in

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  • By the Numbers

    Percentage of likely California voters surveyed who support a proposed initiative that would legalize cannabis for recreational use:  49 (Source:  May Public Policy Institute of California

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  • By the Numbers

    Number of marijuana possession arrests in New York City in 2009:  46,400 (Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services).   Percentage change for NYC marijuana possession arrests in

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  • By the Numbers

    Percentage of American liberals surveyed who support medical cannabis: 92 (Source:  January Washington Post/ABC News poll).   Percentage of Americans moderates surveyed who support medical

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