Daily Archives: May 17, 2011

Louisiana Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Marijuana Possession

May 17th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

The drug laws and penalties in our country are badly in need of reform. In a climate where scores of eminent law professors are calling for the legalization of cannabis, it is difficult to fathom that someone could actually be sentenced to life in prison simply for having two pounds of marijuana in their house — LIFE IN PRISON. On May 5th the Times-Picayune reported that during a routine visit from his probation officer, about two pounds of marijuana were found in the in Covington Louisiana home of 35 year-old Cornell Hood II, along with "...a student loan application with Hood's name on it inside of a night stand." The news reports always seem to mention the student loan application, like somehow that makes it all even more sinister

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