D.C., Maryland Top Nation In Rates Of Arrest For Marijuana Possession

The rates of arrest for marijuana possession in the District of Columbia and Maryland are amongst the highest in the nation, according to a new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union.

D.C. leads the country with the highest arrest rate, totaling 846 arrests per 100,000 residents. Maryland is not far behind in fourth place for marijuana arrests (409 per 100,000).

The numbers for Maryland were buoyed by areas like Worcester County, which has the highest arrest rate for marijuana possession of any county in the country (2,132 per 100,000).

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