Innocent people are convicted of crimes that never even happened. These are worst case events that show what happens when the justice system goes completely off the rails. This is true whether a man is convicted of a low-level misdemeanor crime or a more serious felony offense.
Prohibition is a short-sighted, ineffective policy, but that's not standing in their way.
Most of us assume it's because someone, somewhere sat down with the scientific evidence, and figured out that cannabis is more harmful than other drugs we use all the time -- like alcohol and cigarettes. Not at all.
A major bipartisan political shift on numerous drug policy issues is underway that has gone largely unnoticed in the press.
Alabama has turned hundreds of pregnant women into felons for using drugs — even when they’re legal and the kids turn out
The correct stance on criminal justice is no longer as simple as "I'm tough on crime." Politicians are waking up to the reality that our overly harsh crime policies need to be rolled back.