Every year, approximately 750,000 people are arrested in the United States for marijuana-related offenses.
That number might be about to decrease, though — thanks to the legalization of the drug in Colorado and Washington. Newly-passed ballot initiatives in those states decriminalize the use of recreational marijuana. Those new laws, however, come with a host of complicated legal questions.
Kevin Sabet, former senior adviser to the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, explains some of the conflicts the new legislation poses. Gregory Gianforcaro is an attorney and legal expert.