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  • Two Years for One Joint: New Flash Movie Highlights Injustice

    09/01/2006 10:15:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 77 replies · 1,388+ views
    http://www.drugpolicy.org ^ | 9 1 06 | The Drug Policy Alliance
    The Drug Policy Alliance is releasing a powerful flash movie that highlights the plight of 18-year-old Mitchell Lawrence, the teen now spending two years in jail for selling one joint’s worth of marijuana to an undercover cop in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The two-minute movie introduces people to Mitchell Lawrence and the details of his case. The flash asks and then explains how an 18-year-old (he was 17 when arrested) who has never been in trouble before could be sentenced to two years in jail for selling such a minuscule amount of marijuana. The movie states: "It takes two things: A...