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President's Power of Pardon

goatlockerloungelizard Wrote: Nov 05, 2012 11:00 AM
Not surprisingly, you failed to read the info I provided on MJ arrests. Here's a few tidbits to support my claims: From a DEA website ( - If a person already has a conviction for Marijuana, Second Degree (misdemeanor offense), then any further arrests for marijuana will be charged as Marijuana First Degree, a felony. Q: How many people go to federal prison each year for a marijuana offense? A: Each year, about 6,200 people are sent to federal prisons for growing, trafficking, or possessing marijuana. Meanwhile, Teresa Stone received an 8-year sentence for murdering her husband - That's not anecdotal evidence.
President Bill Clinton used his presidential pardon power in July 2000 to commute the sentence of Serena Nunn, who was sentenced to 15 years for a first-time nonviolent drug offense when she was 19. The pardon shaved three years off Nunn's sentence. Nunn told me over the phone, "I thought then that it was a great thing that a president used his power to help an average person."

Nunn later graduated from college and then the University of Michigan Law School. Last month, having passed a character fitness test, Nunn passed the Georgia bar. On Monday, she will be sworn in as...