North Carolina marijuana citation data 2011-2014

Evan Anderson filed this request with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety of North Carolina.

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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

A copy of all data related to citations for marijuana possession on the state and local levels. I am specifically seeking any statistics related to the total number of arrests and/or citations for offenses related to marijuana as well as the ethnicity, age, sex, and other demographic information of the persons arrested and/or cited, if available. The time frame for which I am seeking records is from January 2011 through December 2014.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is not being made 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Evan Anderson


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Walker, Pamela

Mr. Anderson:

In response to your request for, “A copy of all data related to citations for marijuana possession on the state and local levels,” please see the below link. The only related data kept by the Department of Public Safety for the requested information, can be found in the link. It is suggested that for more detailed information such as demographics, it may would have to be collected from each individual laocal law enforcement agency.

Pamela Walker
Communications Director
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Prevent ~Protect~Prepare

512 N. Salisbury Street
MSC 4202
Raleigh, NC 27699-4202
(919) 733-5027


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