Lots More Pot Busts in the Stop-and-Frisk Era

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There are 50,000 arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana in New York City annually, making it the most common cause of arrest in the city. That number — which has been on the rise in recent years — doesn’t have anything to do with some sort of official crackdown on weed. Nope, say critics, it’s just a side effect of the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy. Also possibly a side effect of New Yorkers liking marijuana. [AP]