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  •  I'd have to look it up (0+ / 0-)

    but for some felons, even moderate amounts (a pound or two?) was enough in California (with its 3 strikes law) to have them put away.

    "Space Available!" is the biggest retail chain in the nation.

    by Free Jazz at High Noon on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 08:29:06 PM PST

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    •  This is Federal. Mandatory minimums (0+ / 0-)

      based mostly on quantity, with priors also a factor. A majority of them were growers, with the Federal statutes making each plant (or seedling) worth a pound. You also have smugglers.

      The figure does not include those with additional firearms charges.

      Another Obama promise kept, thanks to Wikileaks. "The most transparent Administration in history."

      by ben masel on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 09:17:09 PM PST

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      •  As long as it's non-violent... (0+ / 0-)

        ... I don't personally care if the person was selling an ounce or a ton.

        "Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media." -- Noam Chomsky

        by ratmach on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 10:23:26 PM PST

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