Law enforcement in Minnesota and the rest of the nation arrest people for drug possession more than any other type of offense. According to a report released by the Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, low-level drug offenses, such as those for personal use and possession, should be decriminalized.
Over 1.25 million people are arrested each year for drug possession. In 2015, for every four people arrested for possession or using drugs, only one person was arrested for selling the drugs. Almost half of the drug arrests are for just marijuana.