President Biden’s marijuana pardon: What you need to know

With the recent pardon of thousands by President Biden, people can finally put their past behind them and get access back. This act could pave way for more states to follow suit, which would lead America into an overlooking period where criminal records related to cannabis-related arrests across the country are suddenly cleared up! Biden’spardons […]

The Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, AB 2799: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings.

“Today, we celebrate an important victory for music creators in the state of California. Silencing any genre or form of artistic expression is a violation of all music people. The history that’s been made in California today will help pave the way forward in the fight to protect creative freedom nationwide,” Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement on Friday.

The SAFE-T Act: An Overview

On January 1st, 2023, the SAFE-T Act will go into effect in the state of Illinois, making it the first state in the United States to abolish cash bail. The SAFE-T Act is an acronym for ‘Safety, Accountability, Fairness, and Equity-Today’. The act is intended to reduce arrests and limit those put away based on the crime. Here is an overview of what the act entails.

SB 317- PC 4019 Sentence Reduction Credits for time in “1368” treatment

Justice is one of the most important principles of our legal system. It ensures that people are treated fairly and that they receive the consequences or punishments that they deserve. Unfortunately, the justice system is not perfect, and sometimes people who are mentally ill or suffering from addiction can fall through the cracks. That is […]

House passes historic bill to decriminalize cannabis

The House voted Friday on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, which decriminalizes cannabis and clears the way to erase nonviolent federal marijuana convictions. The Senate is unlikely to approve the bill.

Drug Crimes

The state of California separates all drug crimes into two categories – simple possession and possession with the intent to distribute. Within these classifications, the possession of marijuana is handled differently than the possession of other controlled substances. Likewise, drug crimes related to the possession of phencyclidine (PCP) or methamphetamine are also charged differently. Sentencing […]