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Why more states are considering marijuana legalization

In 2014, the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice carried out an analysis that compared five states that implemented major marijuana reforms, either through legalization or decriminalization, over the last five years. 

They found that all five states experienced substantial declines in marijuana possession arrests. They also discovered that marijuana decriminalization in California hasn’t led to harmful consequences for teenagers. Instead, teenagers showed improvements in all risk areas, such as increased crime, drug overdose, driving under the influence, or school dropout, after reforms were made.”

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