Louisiana man serving life for $30 drug sale set to be freed

Louisiana man serving life for $30 drug sale set to be freed

Prosecutors in Louisiana have agreed to release a Black military veteran serving a life sentence in prison without parole over a $30 marijuana sale. Derek Harris, who was arrested in 2008 in Louisiana for selling an officer .69 grams of marijuana and sentenced to 15 years in prison, was recently re sentenced to life without parole under Louisiana’s harsh Habitual Offender Law.

Clara
Clara
Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 1 months

All people with non violent cannabis offenses should be set free and have cannabis related charges expunged from their record. It is ridiculous to punish people over a plant in a supposed free society. What people choose to do in there own time is there buisness. There is also a monumental benifit to society in the form of taxes if we legalized it. At the very least Cannabis should be removed from the federal restrictions and let the states decide what to do. However I do beleive denying people a Job or termation because of cannabis should be illegal unless they catch them on the job but that is always a risk even with alcohol. Discrimination against tenants that use cannabis should also be illegal, you can request they take it outside but if they're paying rent on time, you have no buisness in your tenants personal lives.

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