Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that ‘many low-level, non-violent drug offenders’ will no longer face ‘mandatory minimums.’
What does this mean exactly? It means that individuals who are caught using an illegal drug and have no prior incidents of violence or criminal activity, will only serve community service or drug counseling.
“Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long and for no good law enforcement reason. While the aggressive enforcement of federal criminal statutes remains necessary, we cannot simply prosecute or incarcerate our way to becoming a safer nation. To be effective, federal efforts must also focus on prevention and reentry.”
“We need to ensure that incarceration is used to punish, deter and rehabilitate — not merely to convict, warehouse and forget.”
This is incredible to see our government finally catching up with common sense.
In even more good news, we have a little story about Charlotte Figi. Charlotte is an adorable little girl who has enduring unbelievably painful seizures her whole life. She eventually lost her ability to walk, talk and eat. Her father took a chance using medical marijuana as a way to help, and it has worked wonders.
The Realm of Caring Foundation crossbred a new strain of cannabis that is now called, ‘Charlotte’s Web’.
Charlotte is now down to 2-3 seizures a month. She can walk, feed herself, and is talking more and more each day.