As the graphic below from True Compassion shows, many prisoners who are in jail for marijuana "pled down from more serious charges and . . . the true incarceration rate for simple marijuana possession is negligible."
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Who is in prison for marijuana?
According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, prison inmates sentenced for "marijuana possession only" account for 0.7% of state prisoners and 0.8% of federal prisoners.