Marijuana Arrests in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Cannabis Arrests

The data shows marijuana-related arrests across the state of Massachusetts. Since 2012, there has been a steady decline, with only around 3 percent of drug-related arrests connected to cannabis:

YEAR Drug Possession Arrests - Marijuana Drug Possession - Subtotal Marijuana Arrests as Percentage of Total Drug Sale Manufacturing Arrests - Marijuana Drug Sale Manufacturing - Subtotal Marijuana Manufacturing Arrests as Percentage of Total
2022 92 2,814 3.27% 169 1,618 10.44%
2021 73 3,326 2.19% 153 2,086 7.33%
2020 152 3,982 3.82% 247 2,373 10.41%
2019 253 5,155 4.91% 475 3,433 13.84%
2018 217 5,442 3.99% 453 3,438 13.18%
2017 237 6,016 3.94% 464 3,906 11.88%
2016 402 6,476 6.21% 685 3,994 17.15%
2015 509 6,488 7.85% 704 4,063 17.33%
2014 575 6,615 8.69% 975 4,691 20.78%
2013 832 6,843 12.16% 1,188 5,063 23.46%
2012 1,025 7,098 14.44% 1,402 5,378 26.07%

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation