Police in Pullman arrest people for misdemeanor marijuana possession at nearly triple the rate of similar arrests in Spokane.
The Spokesman-Review reported those findings on Tuesday. The issue has come to attention after three members of the Washington State basketball team were cited for marijuana possession this season.
Last year, Pullman police made 104 arrests for misdemeanor marijuana possession, a rate of about three per 1,000 residents of the college town. In much larger Spokane, there were 221 people arrested for marijuana possession, a rate of just one per 1,000 residents.
Pullman police say one reason is the vast majority of residents there are between the ages of 18 and 23, big years for recreational drug use.