Saturday, November 22, 2014

Release Pot Smokers Wherever Marijuana Is Legal

Do states that legalize marijuana also dismiss pending criminal charges against people caught with small amounts of marijuana and exonerate prisoners who were already sentenced on such charges? Does the system force taxpayers to pay billions per year to warehouse marijuana users after such usage has been decriminalized in their states?

The states that legalize marijuana should also expunge criminal records of those whose actions have now been made legal, and return to their parents any children who are in foster care because of parents' illegal marijuana use. To legalize marijuana is to admit it never deserved to be in the War on Drugs in the first place. Our #taxpayers deserve relief.

If Americans ever get as angry about prison profiteering, which costs taxpayers over $100 billion annually, as some are about government subsistence programs for poor people, we might create a more just society. Prison investors among lawmakers, sheriffs, judges, and justice department personnel should be made to divest or resign. Instead, their conflicts of interest continue and so does America's high prison rate. Taxpayers currently pay billions of dollars every year to "protect society" from recreational marijuana users.

The USA has senior citizens serving life sentences over pot, according to the article below from AlterNet

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