It Was a Very Good Year for Drug Laws in California

In November voters passed Prop. 47 with 58 percent of the vote. The initiative means that low-weight possession of so-called “hard” drugs such as cocaine and LSD will be automatically treated as misdemeanors. The move will prevent imprisonment for thousands.

The sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine has been eliminated under the California Fair Sentencing Act (SB 1010). Crack users will get the same judicial treatment as powder users caught with the same weight in their pockets…

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