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In Louisiana, a person can get up to six months in jail for first marijuana conviction, up to five years in prison for the second conviction and up to twenty years in prison for the third. In fact, the Louisiana Supreme Court recently overturned a sentence of five years as too lenient for a fourth possession of marijuana and ordered the person sentenced to at least 13 years
Nationwide, the latest numbers from the FBI report that over 762,000 arrests per year are for marijuana, almost exactly half of all drug arrests
What the hell is going on in this country when we can have states where having 15 grams of pot is totally legal and another state it can get you 20 years
I think it's incredibly stupid that one country can have states where its legal - and another state have such harsh penalties. To an outsider it just sounds totally ridiculous.
Maybe he can appeal it on grounds that the judge was insane.
Well, he was the insane one, knowing the law, being convicted of the same offence 2 times before then being caught with drugs for a third time!