Texas law enforcement made 20,681 more marijuana arrests in 2010 than in 2001, according to the report, or 74,286 arrests total. Black folks made up about 26% of Texas pot arrests; by comparison, they make up 12% of the state population.
In New York and Texas, the two states with the most marijuana arrests in 2010, 97% were for possession, said the report.
All that said, the Lone Star State is less focused on marijuana enforcement than some jurisdictions. Texas ranked 15th in the rate of its citizens arrested for marijuana at 295 per 100,000, though that still comes in above the national average (256). Pot arrests were highest in D.C. (846), New York (535) and oddly, Nebraska (417).
See the full report (pdf) for much more detail, these are just the Texas-specific highlights.
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