State-by-State Laws

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Understanding Map Data & Disclaimer
Every year, there are 1.35 million drug possession arrests and 81,000 overdose deaths in the U.S. Punishing people for drugs does nothing to reduce problematic drug use, drug-related disease transmission, overdose deaths, or the violence associated with some drug markets.
Did You Know?
In 2019, there were 1.35 million arrests for drug possession. In 2020, there were more than 87,000 overdose deaths.
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Every year, there are more than one million drug possession arrests and tens of thousands of overdose deaths in the U.S. Punishing people for drugs does nothing to reduce problematic drug use, drug-related disease transmission, overdose deaths, or the violence associated with some drug markets.
Did You Know?
In 2019, there were 1.35 million arrests for drug possession. In 2020, there were more than 87,000 overdose deaths.
Drug Possession Laws:
Drug Paraphernalia Laws:
Decriminalization Legislation Introduced:

Arrest Rates

Overdose Rates

Drug Possession Laws

Drug Paraphernalia Laws

 

There is no data collected on this state