210,000 Marijuana Possession Arrests in Colorado, 1986 - 2010

This report reveals that more than 200,000 people have been arrested for marijuana possession in Colorado since 1986.  Police made more than half of those possession arrests in just the last 10 years.

Other key findings include:

  • Police made 108,000 marijuana possession arrests in just the last ten years.
  • African Americans and Latinos are less than a quarter (23%) of Colorado's residents, they made up more than a third (35%) of the people arrested for marijuana possession.
Marijuana Legalization and Regulation
Reducing the Harms of Marijuana Prohibition