Jacob Sullum on Prisoners of Pot Prohibition

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ACLU

Leland Dodd is 60 years old, and he has been living in an Oklahoma prison since 1991. Barring an act of clemency, he will stay there until he dies. As he explains, he was sentenced to life in prison for "talking about buying some marijuana." Jacob Sullum highlights the laws that put marijuana offenders like Dodd in prison for activities that are legal in Colorado and Washington.

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