Weighing the Impact of Simple Possession of Marijuana | United States Sentencing Commission

(January 2023) This publication assesses recent trends in federal sentencing for simple possession of marijuana, as well as how prior sentences for simple possession affect criminal history calculations under the guidelines.
— Read on www.ussc.gov/research/research-reports/weighing-impact-simple-possession-marijuana

A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform | American Civil Liberties Union

This ACLU research report, A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform, details marijuana arrests from 2010 to 2018 and examines racial disparities at the national, state, and county levels. Updating our previous report, The War on Marijuana in Black and White, that examined arrests from 2000 to 2010, this report reveals that the racist war on marijuana is far from over. More than six million arrests occurred between 2010 and 2018, and Black people are still more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people in every state, including those that have legalized marijuana.
— Read on www.aclu.org/report/tale-two-countries-racially-targeted-arrests-era-marijuana-reform/

New York expected to legalize marijuana for recreational-use soon, Cuomo says | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Recreational marijuana must be legalized fairly in New York, dispensary owners and hemp farmers say. State officials are weighing legalizing adult-use cannab
— Read on www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2020/11/new-york-expected-to-legalize-marijuana-for-recreational-use-soon-cuomo-says/

Forecasts Hazy for State Marijuana Revenue | The Pew Charitable Trusts

Revenue from “sin taxes” is notoriously volatile and difficult to predict, even when the taxes—such as those on cigarettes, liquor, or gambling—have been around for decades. Although consumption of or participation in these “sins” can change dramatically, analysts at least have historical data from across the nation to guide forecasts.
— Read on www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2019/08/forecasts-hazy-for-state-marijuana-revenue