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  •  This is a surprisingly smart move, but (2+ / 0-)
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    jabney, isabelle hayes
    [essentially] decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana,

    ...umm... I don't see that. If folks are still being summoned to face charges after their release, or if there's any entry on their record, then it's still illegal. It sounds like you're still getting arrested, you're just not getting held until your arraignment.

    Being in jail overnight is a nasty experience, but it's not life-changing for most folks. Having a record for possession probably is- A lot of opportunities just vanish.

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