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Mon May 13, 2019, 04:41 PM

21. hmmmm... my 60's and 70's had lots of people getting busted and tossed in jail

for possession and selling weed. You might want to research the stats. For example, CA arrested 37,514 people for pot in 1967. That is just one state. A big one, but just one.
http://druglibrary.org/schaffer/hemp/moscone/chap1.htm

Texas was and is notorious for not only arresting the fuck out of pot smokers, but also incarcerating them for ridiculous amounts of time.
"About 98 percent of Texas' 2016 marijuana arrests were for possession, as opposed to more serious distribution-related criminal offenses. But even simple possession carries stiff penalties here up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine for anything below 2 oz."
https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2018/05/04/while-other-states-decriminalized-texas-ranked-no-1-in-marijuana-arrests

And the Reagan and the 80's and the war on drugs: one fallout is that we have hard stats on drug arrests.In 1987 there were nearlyt 500,000 pot arrests.

https://www.bjs.gov/content/dcf/enforce.cfm

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