Survey: Pot users have 6 in 100 chance of being arrested in South Dakota
Using, possessing or selling marijuana in South Dakota is illegal. But what are the chances of getting caught?
For users, about six chances in 100, according to federal addiction statistics gleaned from addiction-treatment.com and recently compiled by the online magazine Vox.
According to the statistics, about 6,303 marijuana users per 100,000 users are arrested in South Dakota. On a per citizen basis, the rate falls to 276 per 100,000 residents.
In the Northern Plains, Nebraska is particularly "harsh," with nearly 11 arrests per 100 tokers and an all citizen arrest rate of 453 per 100,000 residents.
Pot is fully illegal in Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming. It is decriminalized in Nebraska and Minnesota (which also passed a law allowing medical marijuana in non-smoking form this month), with medical marijuana legal in Montana, according to Vox and NORML.