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Legalize for All: Arkansas Marijuana Initiative Would End Prohibition, Free Pot Prisoners

Although the thought of Arkansas becoming the first southern state to bring down the scourge of prohibition may seem unlikely, marijuana advocates learned this week that their proposal seeking to legalize weed in the Land of Opportunity now has a fighting chance at going ...

Obama Shortens Prison Sentences for 61 Drug Offenders

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 61 drug offenders on Wednesday including more than a third serving life sentences, working to give new energy to calls for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system.  

Elderly Marijuana Dealer Faces Sentencing in Large Business

An 80-year-old man who ran a multistate marijuana-dealing operation faces sentencing in a plea agreement that calls for up to seven years in prison.

Pennsylvania Spends $2.5 Million Annually on Nonviolent Marijuana Offenders

The auditor general for Pennsylvania, Eugene DePasquale, is urging the state legislature to pass a bill legalizing medical marijuana due to fiscal concerns related to the imprisonment of nonviolent marijuana offenders. 

Pot Matters: Obama’s Last Criminal Justice Budget

President Obama has sent his last budget request to Congress but has been unable to get it passed. The Republican Congress has its own priorities, especially in an election year, and the final budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY2017) will be negotiated throughout th...

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