Marijuana Use Among San Diego Arrestees: Three Years of Data Post–Proposition 64

In 2016, with the passage of Proposition 64 (which legalized the recreational use of marijuana in California for individuals 21 years of age and older), a marijuana addendum was added to Substance Abuse Monitoring (SAM) questionnaires. These additional questions related to how marijuana was used, marijuana use and driving, and the perceived benefits of use, among other topics. This CJ Flash highlights results from 2019, as well as comparisons to 2017 and 2018 when noteworthy, the first full year the new questionnaire was administered to the arrestees (adults and juveniles) booked into a local detention facility and interviewed as part of SAM.

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