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The answer is in your sentence here: "I think our jails are full enough and we have no business putting a guy in jail for 20 years over some weed "
Our jails are full we have business.
Somebody is making mucho $ from these draconian laws.
Don't expect them to change, corporations are sacred you know.
What is this "hard labor". Haven't prisoners convinced the system that work with any real labor in prison is cruel.
reply to post by goou111
This is the same reason why I got my medical card.
100% legal for me as it is now my medicine. So now if a cop pulls me over I can have a rolly in my ear and they can't say a single thing.
Well, different States in the US have different local laws. Surely that's an expression of the democracy, thus demonstrating something works. With regards to multiple offenders, such as this person... He knew the rules.
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.
The Netherlands, where Marijuana is legal as we all know
the fact that a man can get a stupid sentence like that over a bit of weed is ludicrous...tell me was he hurting anybody?was he neglecting anybody?does he really deserve to go to jail?
we might not like it but we are all accountable to the law of the land.