Saturday, May 8, 2010

Add It Up: So much weed, so few ideas

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Estimated value, in dollars, of marijuana seized by police in Gwinnett County on April 26: 327,000

Estimated value, in dollars, of weed seized seized by federal agents in south Fulton on April 24: 1 million

Estimated value, in dollars, of marijuana that law enforcement officials seized in Rabun County on April 7: 3.5 million

Estimated cost, in dollars, of pot arrests for Georgia taxpayers in 2006: 326 million

Estimated number of people sent to prison in Georgia for selling or possessing weed in 2009: 16,000

Maximum prison sentence, in months, for marijuana possession in Georgia: 12

Maximum prison sentence, in days, for marijuana possession in California: 0

Number of states that allow the medical use of marijuana: 14

Number of bills introduced by Georgia lawmakers this year to allow the medical use of marijuana: 0

Sources: AJC, CNBC, Georgia NORML, "Marijuana in Georgia," Dr. John Gettman

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