A recently released study suggests that the number of people who regularly consume cannabis is on the rise.Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018 According to a survey done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, about 7.3% of Americans ages 12 or older reported regularly consuming

According to the newly released 2012 FBI crime statistics, we as a nation are dedicating a bulk of our law enforcement resources to arresting people for simple possession of drugs, with most of the arrests being marijuana related.