Colorado to Grant Clemency to Inmates Serving Time for Minor Marijuana Crimes -
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado might be bringing tears to the eyes of cannabis advocates around the country, not to mention to the families of the 40 plus inmates he is releasing from prison for minor marijuana crimes. Granting clemency to the many men and women that are sitting in prison for non-violent marijuana crimes is possibly fulfilling the greatest hope of the people that have been fighting to end prohibition.

Hickenlooper’s decision comes on the heels of San Francisco’s district attorney expunging the records of thousands of people in the bay area dating back to the 70’s. Perhaps this is the beginning of clemency being granted to inmates around the country in states that have legalized cannabis.