This infographic was created in the hopes that those who see it will take into consideration the negative effects of prosecuting those who use marijuana, and maybe take a stance to move legislation in a different direction.
Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
Marijuana arrests and costs associated with regulating its possession, sale, and transportation have been a sore subject throughout the United States for several decades. MacGregor & Collins, LLP attorneys have created a new marijuana arrest infographic that compiles information about marijuana arrests as well as statistics regarding its use, possible effects of using while operating a motor vehicle, and notable celebrities who have been arrested for marijuana-related criminal offenses.
See the Marijuana arrest infographic here: http://www.cmcdefense.com/united-states-marijuana-arrests.php
Randy Collins, MacGregor & Collins, LLP firm partner, believes that the infographic may help draw attention to the failing war against marijuana and its use. “I have practiced marijuana defense law in Orange County for several years and have had countless experiences representing locals who had been arrested for the sale or distribution of marijuana. Not only do the proceedings cost offenders a small fortune, but the court resources allocated to marijuana-related cases cost taxpayers a fortune as well. This infographic was created in the hopes that those who see it will take into consideration the negative effects of prosecuting those who use marijuana, and maybe take a stance to move legislation in a different direction.
“I don’t have the answers for the problems that this nation faces when trying to combat the circulation of marijuana, but I do believe that the system we have in place is not effective. A large number of Americans are ready for change, but there are several others who are on the fence. By spreading this information, we hope to spark debate and public awareness towards those facing criminal charges and incarceration as a result of laws governing marijuana possession, sales, and transportation,” said Attorney Collins.
The graphic contains a wide variety of information pertaining to marijuana. The following is some of the information included.
- There are more than 800,000 people arrested for marijuana each year, the vast majority of them for simple possession.
- US taxpayers pay an estimated $10 billion annually on marijuana prohibition costs.
- Around 100 million Americans admitting to trying marijuana at least once.
About MacGregor & Collins, LLP
MacGregor & Collins, LLP is a criminal defense law firm located in Orange County, California. Its criminal attorneys provide legal representation for marijuana-related incidinces, including possession sales and transportation, as well as other drug crimes, DUI, domestic violence, and burglary.
To speak with a MacGregor & Collins Orange County marijuana lawyer about crimes that have been brought against you, call 949-250-6097 or click here to visit their website. They offer all first-time callers a free professional case evaluation for up to one hour.