Even as more states like Kentucky move toward the legalization of medical cannabis, marijuana arrests continue to rise. According to the FBI, someone is arrested on marijuana charges every 48 seconds in the United States. In 2017, there were 659,700 marijuana arrests. There were 653,249 in 2016. According to the report, the enforcement uptick was not marked by a rise in arrests of dealers or producers but by more arrests for simple possession. This comes despite the protests that have risen against these types of arrests.
A SCRAM bracelet may be issued to someone who has been convicted of drunk driving in Kentucky or other states. The bracelet looks for any signs of alcohol in the offender's sweat, and it can be used in place of in-person testing for those who have been released on parole. It may also be used on repeat offenders or others who have been ordered to not drink alcohol by a judge.