Bernie Sanders says people are getting prison sentences for smoking marijuana

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Justice Department estimated that 3.6 percent of state inmates in 2013 had drug possession as their most serious offense. That includes possession charges for all drugs, not just marijuana. To gauge the marijuana-only percentage, we have to go back to data that’s about a decade old.

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