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Old 11-23-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Maybe the prison industry lobbyists gave Trump a call. It looks like we're going back to harsh sentencing for minor drug offences and escalate the use of mandatory minimum sentencing.

After Obama Push for Clemency, Hints of Reversal Likely to Come

President Obama is on pace to be the first president in a half-century to leave office with a federal prison population that is smaller than when he was sworn in, a reflection of eight years of liberal criminal justice policies, historically low crime rates and an aggressive use of presidential commutations.

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, strongly opposed Mr. Obama’s liberal approach to criminal justice. Mr. Sessions favors vigorous enforcement of drug laws and the use of mandatory minimum sentences.
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:28 PM
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Location: Bran's tree
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So much for lower taxes if we end up having to spend $60K+ per year to confine countless men and women for smoking an herb.
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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So much for lower taxes if we end up having to spend $60K+ per year to confine countless men and women for smoking an herb.
If people want to ruin their own lives, we should not stand in their way.
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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Catch the big fish, not the little ones
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:36 PM
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Location: Bran's tree
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If people want to ruin their own lives, we should not stand in their way.
Although I don't think pot ruins the typical adult's life, I agree with this philosophy in general.

I mean, may as well lock people up for eating cheeseburgers then.
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:39 PM
 
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What a load of crock article.......Obama fought the legalization of pot all along and yes, I expect Trump to do the same.
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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So much for lower taxes if we end up having to spend $60K+ per year to confine countless men and women for smoking an herb.
Spending tax money to hurt "undesirables" is perfectly legit. This is God fearing America, not pansy Europe! Love America or leave it, snowflake.

wink wink
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:40 PM
 
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If people want to ruin their own lives, we should not stand in their way.
Agree. But no rehab either. Let them go. They maybe the next potential addict will get a clearer picture of his soon to be role models.
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Florida
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So much for lower taxes if we end up having to spend $60K+ per year to confine countless men and women for smoking an herb.
I am not pro-legalization, but I am also NOT for locking people up for possession. That costs everyone money, and not only in housing prisoners, but also in losing a tax payer who is in prison, and after they get out (they tend to not find jobs after release).

The question goes back to what Trump admin is going to do about it. For example Miami/Ft Lauderdale area no longer arrest people for possession of pot, but instead give them a ticket. Will the new admin demand harsher punishment? Will they threaten to cut funding to the State if they don't lock them up, like they are doing regarding to immigration?
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What a load of crock article.......Obama fought the legalization of pot all along and yes, I expect Trump to do the same.
Let's see. He is surrounding himself with people who oppose it tooth and nail.
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