• 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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  • By the Numbers

    Length (in years) of federal prohibition of alcohol: 14 (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica). Length (in years) of federal prohibition of cannabis: 73 (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica). Number of

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  • 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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