Category: crime

Oregon Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Mississippi for Legally Purchased Weed

A Jamaican-born musician and Oregon resident convicted of drug trafficking in Madison County for cannabis he said he obtained legally in Oregon for his personal use received an eight-year prison sentence without parole. Madison County Circuit Judge William Chapman said Patrick Beadle, 46, of Oregon, faced a maximum 40 years in prison after a jury […]

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Marijuana Convictions Would Be Sealed Under New Congressional Bill

Recently, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced the Clean Slate Act, HR 6669, along with 22 original cosponsors, to seal the records for cannabis charges one year after the sentence is completed. The Clean Slate Act is important legislation that would ease the burden felt by those unjustly suffering the collateral consequences resulting […]

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Alabama Aims to Decriminalize Marijuana

Even states in the deep south, which are traditionally vehemently opposed to any sort of compassionate cannabis legislation, are starting to come around to the undeniable momentum of cannabis. Two identical bills have been introduced in the Alabama House and Senate that aim to decriminalize, to some degree, the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Senator Dick […]

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