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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Court Grants Compassionate Release Based on Changes in Marijuana Laws

By Steven P. Berne |

A judge released an inmate from prison after finding that recent changes in marijuana laws presented “extraordinary and compelling circumstances” warranting the inmate’s release. The court sentenced a defendant in April 2021 after a jury found him guilty of growing marijuana and using a firearm in 2012. Soon after it imposed the mandatory minimum… Read More »

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