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Bill Introduced To Free Missouri Man Serving Life In Prison For Marijuana


missouri marijuana decriminalization hb 512 testimonyIf you are not familiar with the case of Jeff Mizanskey, you should really research it. Jeff Mizanskey is serving a life sentence in a Missouri prison for marijuana only offenses. I always say, no one should spend even one day in a cell for marijuana, let alone a life sentence. But, sadly, that’s the case with Mr. Mizanskey, who has already served over twenty years in prison, despite the fact that he didn’t harm anyone.

That’s why we put a banner on the sidebar of everyone of our non-mobile pages dedicated to Jeff Mizanskey, and will continue to do so until he is free and home with his family. A bill was introduced this week in the Missouri Legislature that would free Jeff Mizanskey in August. The bill, Missouri House Bill 978, was introduced by Representative Dogan, and states the following:

Notwithstanding the provisions of this section to the contrary, the board shall order the release and parole of any offender who is incarcerated on August 28, 2015, is serving a sentence of life without parole, and has only been convicted of a marijuana offense or multiple marijuana offenses. For the purposes of this section, the term “marijuana” shall be as that term is defined under section 195.010

Locking someone up for marijuana is a colossal waste of resources, even if it’s just one day. To lock someone up for over 20 years for marijuana only offenses is an enormous injustice, and keeping that person in prison for the remainder of their life is flat out unacceptable. Any person with a brain realizes that. It’s time that Jeff Mizanskey was released, and it’s also time for the laws that put him there end too.


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  1. Missouri Cannabis Reform is supporting a bill that will actually free Jeff and others like him. Nice thing about it is that its completely out of the politicians hands now. If you would like to help join Missouri Cannabis Reform on FB. but I doubt the bill above will be pass since cannabis is still considered illegal.

  2. Missouri Cannabis Reform is supporting a bill called the Missouri Cannabis Restoration and Protection Act that will free Jeff and many others like him that are in jail for non violent cannabis crimes. Feel free to look up Missouri Cannabis Reform on FB to help gather signatures and make MO the best state. I just find it funny though the SMC bill does not. If you are over their limits that they have set in their bill you remain in jail even if you are in for a non violent cannabis crime. And if your busted with other their amounts you also go to jail. How about ending the nonsense all together. Its not very smart to put limits on a non toxic plant that produces fully edible food.

  3. You know that some of these jack assess that make these dispicable laws like the one that locks up people for life or any amount of time, have and do smoke pot, crack. do some coke or any type of drugs. Like some of the political pill poppers. These laws have and will always make me sick and ashamed of our country.

  4. The thugs that are bent on destroying the constitutional rights of the cannabis community are guilty of a terrorist act, and I can not wait to see them pay, every last one of them, and those in the churches that are for the promotion of the eroding of the cannabis users’ constitutional rights are just as much to blame, you can not tell the world you are for freedom, and then prevent freedom to people, just because they like cannabis instead of your sometimes deadly pills that deaden ones spirits, but the usa does just that, shame shame shame


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