By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Over twelve percent of federal drug prisoners are incarcerated for marijuana-related violations, according to data compiled by US Bureau
Starting November 1, 6,000 federal prisoners are to be released from federal prison, a move that is the result of changes made by the U.S.
By Phillip Smith A bipartisan group of senators including heavyweights like Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin rolled out
Yesterday, a bipartisan group of Senators announced a historic deal on criminal justice reform, rounding out a negotiation process that has lasted almost five months.
If you watch the news on television, follow the news online or on social media, or generally don’t live under a rock, chances are you
By Phillip Smith President Obama announced yesterday he has granted clemency to dozens of federal inmates, the vast majority of them sentenced under draconian crack cocaine laws.
By Phillip Smith The current Congress is already seeing a flurry of bills aimed at reforming various aspects of the federal criminal justice system, and
The story of Weldon Angelos is one that every marijuana reform supporter should know. Weldon Angelos is currently serving a 55 year prison sentence for selling
By Tony Nenninger, Attorney at Law When I met Jeff Mizanskey’s son at a Show-Me Cannabis Regulation statewide meeting in 2012, I already knew about
DEVENS, MASSACHUSETTS- Gerald Duval’s health is deteriorating, say his family members, and no one seems to care. Despite being placed in a Federal Medical Center,
Louisiana is one of the worst places to get busted with marijuana in the country. Louisiana marijuana laws are so harsh that I can’t imagine
By Phillip Smith For the third year in a row, the number of people in state and federal prisons in the US has declined, the
By Ifetayo Harvey Growing up with an incarcerated parent can be tough. The feelings of isolation and stigma that I and others like me experienced
By TheJointBlog.Com A new study published by the International Journal of Drug Policy has found that as many as 80% of inmates in Swiss prisons consume cannabis, something that prison
In spite of growing public support for medical marijuana, concern about overreach by the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies, and cutbacks in
By Phillip Smith Canadian marijuana seed magnate and political dissident Marc Emery, who is about four years into a five-year US prison sentence for selling
By Tom Angell In little-noticed remarks during the commencement address he delivered at Morehouse College on May 19, President Barack Obama admitted that he might well have
The imprisonment of Jerry Duval, a seriously ill medical marijuana patient convicted of distributing the drug, could cost taxpayers upwards of $1.2 million, reports the Huffington
53-year-old transplant patient Jerry Duval recently received a federal surrender order to serve out 10-year sentence Detroit, MI — Late last week, 53-year-old Michigan medical marijuana
By Marc Emery, Cannabis Culture Today is Sunday, March 10. I’ve 486 days to go, 1,104 days done, now over 3 years done on this
Matt Davies of Stockton, CA, a 34 year-old father of two young daughters with no criminal record, is being threatened with 10 years to life
By Morgan Fox, Marijuana Policy Project Today’s New York Times includes a feature story about California medical marijuana provider Matthew Davies, who federal prosecutors are