The Dichotomy of Marijuana in the American Culture

On Friday, two magazines arrived in my mailbox: Time and National Geographic. Here are the two covers:

NG Weed Time - Weed

So we’re now obsessed with weed and the science around it? Weed seems to have come of age. Money is being made – and once that happens, America gets in gear.

The travesty is that there are still thousands of people (can we even count them?) serving life sentences for owning marijuana.

Jeff Mizanskey is serving a life sentence without parole for marijuana. He has been in prison since right after I was born 21 years ago. Jeff is the only person in Missouri sentenced to die behind bars for marijuana, a victim of the state’s rather unique three strikes law.

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I wonder how Jeff feels?

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