The new FBI Uniform Crime Report is out and it shows that 755,000 people were arrested last year on Marijuana charges, with 9 out of 10 of them being arrested solely for possession (over the past decade, the total is 6.5 million arrests). And here’s a stat that no one ever talks about. The United States rate of imprisonment is four times higher than any other civilized nation. The next closest is England, but the US still locks up four times as many citizens per capita as they do. Think there’s a connection between those two things? I do. The costs of pursuing the failed “war on drugs” costs taxpayers in the hundreds of billions of dollars every year, with about 45% of that focused solely on pot. You wanna cut the size of government? That’s a good place to start.