Marijuana-related arrests only accounted for 46% of all drug related arrests in 2020.

VIRGINIA, USA — Nearly one year after Virginia decriminalized cannabis, marijuana-related arrests have dropped by around 50%, according to the commonwealth’s 2020 crime report

The data indicates that there were a total of 13,674 cannabis-related arrests in 2020 compared to 26,470 in 2019. Similarly, the proportion of marijuana-related arrests compared to overall drug arrests decreased from 57% in 2019 to just 46% in 2020. 

The drop is in stark contrast to the nearly 29,000 marijuana arrests made in 2018, which was the state’s highest figure in…

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