We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Mayflower and the Speedwell left Holland on Sept 6th, 1620, and left England on Sept. 16th. They were headed for New York Harbor where the Dutch already had a flourishing small trading colony (and Boston already had some rowdy, all-male Brit settlers with no evident religious inclinations and with a taste for rum and violence), but those Pilgrims never made it to New York because of bad autumn weather. How would American history be different had they made it to NYC? Our post on the story.
A commenter at Coyote mentions that c750k arrests doesn't mean c750k people. Some of the arrests are probably one individual arrested several times.
There are certainly targeted marijuana busts, but I think most pot busts occur either in conjunction with something else, like a traffic stop for poor driving, or because the police were called to deal with a problem. If a person was arrested for burglary, and the search turned up marijuana, you'd get a marijuana bust with the burglary bust.
Is drug law enforcement a good idea? There's room for debate on both sides and I'm always interested in it. This particular measurement means less than it seems at first.