Ahead of marijuana legalization, activists call on feds to forgive past pot offences

Travis Lupick on April 12th, 2017 at 11:23 AM The federal Liberal government is expected to table legislation to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday (April 13), exactly one week ahead of the world’s annual 4/20 celebration of all things cannabis. RELATED STORIES Justin Trudeau: Liberal government would look at overturning convictions for marijuana crimes Decriminalization …

Advertisements

Beshear pardons 201 on last day

Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 12:23 AM By Jack Brammer Lexington Herald Leader LEXINGTON - In his final hours as governor, Steve Beshear Monday night granted 201 pardons and six commutations to people sentenced for a range of offenses, including 10 women sentenced for violent crimes they committed after suffering years of domestic violence. Throughout …

Obama commutes sentences for 46 nonviolent drug offenders

The White House announced Monday that President Obama had commuted the prison sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, bringing the total number of commutations issued by the president to 89. That's far higher than his two predecessors. Former President Bush commuted the sentences of 11 people, and Former President Clinton did so for 61 people. …