NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Drug Policy Alliance, a group dedicated to reforming drug laws and wiping out the war on drugs and the Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York – says figures released show the New York City Police Department arrested 50,383 people in 2010 for low-level marijuana offenses.

The DPA says the massive number of pot arrests make the Big Apple the “Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World.”

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The reform group goes on to say the high arrest figures do not reflect a growth in the use of marijuana. Rather, they suggest it is because making the arrests is a priority for the NYPD.

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So far, no comment on the report from the NYPD.

There’s certainly been no shortage of marijuana busts in the city lately – some high profile, some less so.

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