Marijuana Arrests in California

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California Cannabis Arrests

The data shows marijuana-related arrests across the state of California. Since 2012, there has been an exponential decline,with only 2 percent of drug-related arrests connected to cannabis:

YEAR Drug Possession Arrests - Marijuana Drug Possession - Subtotal Marijuana Arrests as Percentage of Total Drug Sale Manufacturing Arrests - Marijuana Drug Sale Manufacturing - Subtotal Marijuana Manufacturing Arrests as Percentage of Total
2022 2,255 108,673 2.08% 1,072 11,167 9.60%
2021 440 19,632 2.24% 202 1,072 18.84%
2020 2,617 167,155 1.57% 1,232 17,332 7.11%
2019 3,441 198,762 1.73% 1,408 18,631 7.56%
2018 3,535 197,466 1.79% 1,780 19,086 9.33%
2017 3,672 190,168 1.93% 2,189 20,002 10.94%
2016 5,920 189,395 3.13% 7,452 26,722 27.89%
2015 6,477 175,410 3.69% 8,090 28,542 28.34%
2014 9,578 193,984 4.94% 9,450 30,727 30.75%
2013 9,520 180,412 5.28% 10,077 32,841 30.68%
2012 10,011 163,476 6.12% 10,499 32,003 32.81%

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation