Marijuana Trafficking Reduced After Legalization, Federal Data Shows

 In Legalization, National News

Newly compiled data from the federal government shows that in the years since states started legalizing marijuana, illegal trafficking in the drug has dropped sharply.

“The number of marijuana traffickers rose slightly over time until a sharp decline in fiscal year 2013 and the number continues to decrease,” reads a new document released on Friday by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.


Colorado and Washington State voted to legalize marijuana in 2012. Two years later, Alaska and Oregon followed suit, along with Washington, D.C.


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