Man in Henderson marijuana dispute murder gets life sentence

A man who shot and killed another man in Henderson over a marijuana dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Christopher Toney, 39, was sentenced Friday in Adams County District Court for the 2017 shooting death of 34-year-old Christopher Stockwell, according to the district attorney’s office. The life sentence is…

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Mississippi Supreme Court overturns man’s six year marijuana possession sentence

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 11:02 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 11:02 am By The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court is reversing a marijuana possession conviction, saying a car passenger didn’t actually possess the drug. The court on Thursday overturned the 2012 conviction of Marvin Carver…

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Louisiana Supreme Court chief justice blasts colleagues for upholding ‘ridiculous’ 18-year sentence for weed

Published: May 5, 2017, 11:47 am • Updated: May 5, 2017, 11:47 am By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — Is 18 years in prison without the possibility of parole too harsh for a man arrested with 18 grams of marijuana? The Louisiana Supreme Court’s chief justice…

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United States Supreme Court Rejects Case Involving Life Sentence For Marijuana

No one should ever be locked in a cage because of marijuana. Not one day, and sure as hell not a life sentence. Yet, sadly, that is what is happening to people at this very moment. Marijuana opponents are always quick to say, ‘Yes, there are people in prison for…

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DPA Requests Sentencing Reprieve For Man Given 13-Year Prison Sentence For Two Marijuana Joints

The Drug Policy Alliance formally requested the Louisiana Governor today to grant Bernard Noble a gubernatorial reprieve and release Mr. Noble from prison, where he has served more than four years behind bars having been sentenced to a term of 13.3 years of hard labor without the opportunity for parole…

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Missouri Man Serving Life Sentence For Marijuana To Be Freed Next Month

Jeff Mizanskey has been serving a life sentence in a Missouri prison for getting convicted of three non-violent, marijuana-only offenses. For over two decades Jeff Mizanskey has sat in a prison cell, probably thinking that he would never see the world outside of the prison walls ever again. For over…

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