https://norml.org/news/2019/07/18/dea-report-fewer-marijuana-seizures-but-more-arrests-in-2018 July 18, 2019, NORML I see a lot of guys online talking about how soon Cannabis grows will be legal in the US and they seem to be letting their guard down. Don't underestimate the private prison economy and the ruthlessness of the State. I suspected arrests were increasing, but I didn't have a real article to link too. I hate to write about my gut feelings. They are determined to fill those prison beds.
Parallel construction is another way the States engages in illegal convictions. "Report Shows US Law Enforcement Routinely Engages In Parallel Construction" -- Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 3:19am — Tim Cushing
NORML has good state law information about Cannabis laws in the US. Be safe and don't let the machine get their hooks in you.