As marijuana is increasingly decriminalized, social justice advocates are asking why people convicted of non-violent marijuana offenses are still in jail. The United States is one of just 22 nations that does not give "retroactive ameliorative relief," or relaxation of sentences, for those convicted of an offense that is later decriminalized. Hardliners like Attorney General Jeff Sessions oppose cannabis legalization, milder sentencing, and pardons for pot users and sellers. Should weed prisoners be freed?
Should prisoners serving time for marijuana-related crimes be released?
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