Thousands still imprisoned for nonviolent marijuana crimes

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 11.06.33 PM1/4/16–While advocates for reform of the three-decade war on drugs applaud Obama’s efforts to free hundreds from unfair sentences, sale some also fear the president hasn’t gone far enough to change federal laws that leave thousands more imprisoned, for sale with some still facing life in prison. According to Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), while Obama has granted the early release of some prisoners the laws that put them behind bars remain largely unchanged. Read