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New Details On Congressional Marijuana Omnibus Bill Emerge As Lawmakers Work For 60 Senate Votes

When it comes to US Border Patrol drug seizures, many people probably assume that officers primarily target large shipments of illegal substances smuggled by international cartels. But at checkpoints across the country, officers are mostly taking small amounts of marijuana from U.S. citizens, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

The office, which provides audit and investigative services for Congress, analyzed Border Patrol data from 17,960 separate checkpoint seizure events from 2016 to 2020.

“The GAO found that most drug seizures involved only US citizens (91%), 75% of which involved the seizure of marijuana and no other drugs,” the report released Monday said.

Through GAO.

Analysis of checkpoint data also revealed that, overall, 69% of marijuana seizures were for personal use in quantities less than one ounce.

“About half of the checkpoint occurrences in which Border Patrol seized drugs from U.S. citizens (8,098 of 16,315) involved the seizure of a quantity of marijuana for personal use and no other drugs .”

The reportsome conclusions of which were earlier Noted per Cannabis Wire, further found that Border Patrol agents “did not consistently document seizures of trace amounts of marijuana, such as

Read the full article at Marijuana Time

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