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This plumber was sentenced to 12 years for growing marijuana in a legal state. How is that possible?

Outdated drug war laws and a secondary offense led to Thomas Laverty’s outrageous sentence.
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Illinois officials say they’ve expunged 500,000 cannabis convictions

Gov. J.B. Pritzker pardoned 9,210 low-level marijuana convictions. Illinois police erased 492,000 others.
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You can help free America’s cannabis prisoners. Here’s how

Yes, people are in prison just for marijuana. Here are their names and what you can do to help release them.
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