Despite marijuana’s increasing legalization and acceptance, arrests soar

October 4, 2018

Miles Ziskind, 28, shown here on his South Philly stoop, was a passenger in a car stopped by police in Wall Township, N.J. He was arrested for possession of marijuana. JESSICA GRIFFIN / Staff Photographer

By Staff

Corey Thornton admits he gave little thought to the marijuana in his car as he drove along Germantown Pike near the Plymouth Meeting Mall in March.

He was heading home to Philadelphia, where police have essentially decriminalized marijuana possession — no longer arresting thousands a year for pot but issuing a like number of $25 civil citations instead.

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