Mississippi Courts Affirm Life Sentence for Cannabis

CANNABIS CULTURE – According to the state of Mississippi, home of the only federally approved cannabis cultivation facility, serving life in prison for a cannabis-related offense is considered fair. Allen Russell, a 38-year-old man, was sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of possessing one and a half ounces of cannabis. In the court documents, Russell contended that, “his enhanced sentence as a habitual offender constitutes cruel and unusual punishment and…

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