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Nation’s failed weed war turned many into prisoners and others into moguls

Nation’s failed weed war turned many into prisoners and others into moguls

Sep. 5, 2019

It was 2012, and Ferrell Scott was watching television inside Pennsylvania’s Allenwood federal penitentiary when he learned that the sale of marijuana, something he was given a life sentence for just four years earlier, was becoming legal in two states.

Colorado had approved its recreational use, the inmate learned from the broadcast, and so had Washington.

Scott had been struggling with depression since he was incarcerated in March 2008. But he felt a bit of hope as he watched the framework that had put people like him away without parole begin to crumble.

Nation’s failed weed war turned many into prisoners and others into moguls






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