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There are at least 500,000 regular marijuana users in Arizona, pop 6,500,180.  In other words, one out of 10 residents of Arizona is considered to be a hardened criminal. Many of which use marijuana as a medical necessity, to alleviate pain or seizures.

Arizona views marijuana users, unless card-holding patients, as unrepentant criminals. 

Approximately 20,000 arrests were made in Arizona for simple personal use possession charges.

For a detailed discussion of Arizona marijuana arrests, please check outJon Gettman’s comprehensive report.Arrest numbers in Arizona vary significantly from county to county.

COUNTY ARRESTS

Maricopa:  8,955

Pima:   4,721

Apache:  1,298

Coconino:  910

Yavapai:  747

Nationwide Marijuana-Related Arrest Statisitics

YEAR MARIJUANA ARRESTS
2008 847,864
2007 872,721
2006 829,625
2005 786,545
2004 771,608
2003 755,187
2002 697,082
2001 723,627
2000 734,498
1999 704,812
1998 682,885
1997 695,200
1996 641,642
1995 588,963
1994 499,122
1993 380,689
1992 342,314
1991 287,850
1990 326,850

Approximately 89 percent of the 754,224 Americans arrested were charged with possession only. The remaining 93,640 individuals were charged with “sale/manufacture,” a category that includes all cultivation offenses, even those where the marijuana was being grown for personal or medical use. In past years, roughly 30 percent of those arrested were age 19 or younger.

Click here to read more about Arizona’s marijuana laws, fines and incarcerations.

Click here to learn about Proposition 203 and the new  medical marijuana laws in Arizona

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