5 Years for Passing a Joint

"That's right: Passing a joint to someone who used to be in drug treatment will land you in federal prison for a minimum of five years," writes Talk Left. Having the highest per capita prison population in the world isn't good enough: "[T]he bill would also create a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for a first-time conviction of distributing a small amount of marijuana to a person under 18 years of age ...By comparison, the average time served by convicted rapists in this country is about seven years." (TalkLeft)

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