In 2019, the United States saw its marijuana arrests decline for the first time in four years. Still, over 545,600 cannabis busts occurred in 2019, totaling 35% of all arrests that year. The decline is a welcome sight to reform advocates. However, with over half a million held for cannabis, it is clear that arrests targeting the plant continue to be a fixture in American policing. When asked, industry insiders and legal experts alike told Green Flower of several theories about what might be going on in this robust, decades-old scenario.