Bill Maher is calling for a nationwide pardon of all pot prisoners. On the February 20 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, the host challenged President Obama to release all those incarcerated for marijuana offenses.
Retired federal judge Paul Cassell regrets imposing a 55-year sentence on Weldon Angelos, who was just 24 when incarcerated for selling pot in 2004. The judge says he was forced to hand down the extensive punishment due to mandatory minimum sentence laws.
It has been nearly a month since one of the most infamous prisoners of the drug war, Jeff Mizanskey, learned that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon would not grant him a pardon.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday defended plans to pardon his son for an 11-year-old marijuana conviction, saying his son is receiving the same type of second chance that hundreds of others have had over the past several years.
Oregon prosecutors are dropping marijuana charges before legalization goes into effect in the wake of Measure 91.