marijuana decriminalization

Sun Sentinel: “Decriminalizing marijuana is just a start to fixing our broken criminal justice system”

[Opinion Editorial by Rep. Shevrin Jones]   Our criminal justice system is broken. Racially unjust policing, unfair sentencing guidelines, and sentences infected with implicit bias have led to America topping the list of the most carceral nations on the planet. Here in Florida, and in other states across the country, outdated marijuana laws written decades …

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Florida Courier: “JONES FILES BILL TO REDUCE WEED PENALTY”

TALLAHASSEE – State Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, filed legislation Monday that would decriminalize possession of certain amounts of marijuana in Florida, a bill that could be a longshot in the Republican-dominated Legislature. “We must restore justice to our broken criminal justice system. For far too long, communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws …

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