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Veteran Sentenced to Life in Prison for Possessing $30 Worth of Marijuana Will Be Released

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Derek Harris is a decorated soldier who gave his life for his nation during Operation Desert Storm. His years of devotion to his nation were meaningless to the state, which sentenced him to life in prison for selling less than a gram of marijuana to an undercover policeman. After more than a decade in prison, Harris has finally received some good news as the drug war draws to an end. Harris was resentenced to time served and will be freed shortly, according to his counsel. Prosecutors in Vermilion Parish decided to release Harris from jail after a fresh hearing granted by the Louisiana Supreme Court last month, according to FOX 59. The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states: Exorbitant bail shall not be needed, excessive fines must not be levied, and cruel and unusual punishments shall not be inflicted. At the PBWW website, we believe that life in prison without the possibility of release for drug trafficking is unjustifiable. Not only is 69 grams of a plant excessiv

Dozens of Cops, Judges, Prosecutors Present Letter to Congress to Legalize Weed, Expunge All Convictions

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  The organization is formerly  referred to as  enforcement  Against Prohibition, now  referred to as  enforcement  Action Partnership,  alongside  the National Black Police Association, and Fair and Just Prosecution have signed onto a revolutionary letter to Congress urging the  federal  to legalize marijuana and expunge all past convictions  concerning  marijuana. In addition to the three major groups signing on to the letter, dozens of current and former prosecutors, judges, and  cops . I'm proud  to hitch  these  enforcement  officials in saying  we'd like  to right the wrongs of the failed war on drugs. We remain focused on combating violent crime,  and therefore the  work we've done clearing cannabis records is opening doors for thousands and strengthening our communities. The letter went out last month and is addressed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House  legislator  Steny Hoyer. It calls on House lawmakers to "Swiftly bring" the bill, dubbed the Marijuana Op

Cops Thought They Got Away With Stealing $620K from Cannabis Farm, But Court Forced Them to Return It

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Medical marijuana has been legal in California for over two decades, since 1996. Recreationally, California voters approved the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64), in November 2016, legalizing it for everyone else. Despite cannabis being legal in the state, police departments — addicted to kicking in doors and robbing peaceful pot growers and seizing their assets — continue to wage a war on this plant and many of the upstanding citizens who grow it. With all the grim news lately in regards to police overreach, it is refreshing to see some of these departments get put in their place. The following story is just that. In January, the Santa Barbara County sheriff’s office along with investigators from the California Department of Food and Agriculture Cal Cannabis and the Department of Fish and Wildlife served a search warrant at an entirely legal and licensed cannabis farm. After they raided entirely peaceful and legal cannabis growers, the sheriff’s office took to  the