Marijuana Citation Data

Kelly Swanson filed this request with the California Department of Justice of California.


From: Kelly Swanson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, ยง 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

The purposes of this request is to seek data on the number of citations related to marijuana possession in the state of California on the state and local levels. I am specifically seeking records from January 2015 to the date that you receive this request. Under the California Public Records Act, I understand that you may assist me in identifying responsive records to my request. I am looking for statistical data or reports or studies generated by the state that discuss the issue.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Kelly Swanson

From: Olivia Skierka

Dear Ms. Swanson,

I have been notified that you did not receive the below Public Records Act response sent to you on December 8, 2016. Please let me know that you have received our response.

Thank you,

Olivia Skierka
California Department of Justice
CJIS Division
(916) 210-5368

From: Olivia Skierka

Good afternoon,

I have not received confirmation that the attached Public Records Act response was received. I am therefore sending a hard copy mailed response to the listed address:

DEPT MR 30357
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Best regards,

Olivia Skierka
California Department of Justice
CJIS Division
(916) 210-5368

From: Department of Justice

A copy of documents responsive to the request.