Pot arrests increased in Pa. despite local decriminalization

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Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman asks for a show of hands with all in favor of adult recreational use marijuana at the conclusion of a listening session on recreational marijuana with community members Mar. 2, 2019, at Penn State Scranton in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. (Matt Smith for WHYY)

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman asks for a show of hands with all in favor of adult recreational use marijuana at the conclusion of a listening session on recreational marijuana with community members Mar. 2, 2019, at Penn State Scranton in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. (Matt Smith for WHYY)

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In 2014, municipalities across the state began decriminalizing marijuana. Since then, marijuana arrests have increased in Pennsylvania. Why have arrests increased and how are these laws enforced?

Guest: Sam Wood, The Philadelphia Inquirer

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