Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation late yesterday significantly reducing criminal penalties for marijuana possession offenses.
Our friends at High Times have launched a new campaign to call national attention to the next logical step in the country’s progression towards marijuana legalization: Freeing America’s Pot Prisoners
In an interview earlier this week with National Public Radio, US Attorney General Eric Holder publicly acknowledged the obvious: -There are too many citizens in prison on low level drug charges -The mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines employed by the federal government should be reformed -The inherent outcome of the federal criminal justice system affirms serious racial disparities exist Holder: “The war on drugs is now 30, 40 years old. There have been a lot of unintended consequences. There’s been a decimation of certain communities, in particular communities of color.” “[W]e […]