Amount NYC Spends to Enforce Marijuana Laws

New York City spends up to $75 Million a year locking up people who were caught with marijuana.

In the city, there are 50,000 arrests each year for marijuana, with 86 percent of people arrested being black or Latino.

(More crime in the United States information.)

Source: Adam Lisberg, “New York spends $75 million a year on marijuana arrests though it’s not technically a crime,” New York Daily News, March 15, 2011.