I don't smoke the stuff, it doesn't interest me at all... but this is ridiculous. Jeff Mizanskey has been in prison for almost 21 years for selling some cannabis.
I've heard a lot of criticism about the US "justice system" and how it's engineered to generate profits for the privatised prisons system and its owners and shareholders.
When stories like this come about I really believe that criticism to be true. The "three strikes and you're out" policy of some states is such a barbaric oversimplification of justice, underlined by the very fact that some people are sentenced to life for cannabis related offences or for a homeless man stealing a pizza to feed himself [*source below].
I hope that the country can reform its system, but with money at stake from keeping people in prison it may be a long time before it happens; after all this is a country that still uses the death penalty and executes its citizens in cruel ways which can take upwards of 30 mins for the poor soul to die.
More cases at: http://lifeforpot.org/
* http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/17/gregory-taylor-homeless-m_n_684828.html#JeffMizanskey #lifeforpot #life4pot