High times? As Colorado legalizes recreational marijuana use, the practice is illegal in Utah, which is right across the border. Nationwide, half a million people are in jail for drug offenses, many serving long prison terms due to mandatory minimum sentencing. From harsh laws to little or no penalties, states vary dramatically in punishment. So, do current policies match up with shifting attitudes towards drugs? Join the conversation at 7:30pm EST.
On this episode of The Stream, we'll speak to:
Incarcated for 11 1/5 years for crack cocaine conspiracy
Brother serving life in prison for marijuana conspiracy
Paul Chabot @DrPaulChabot
Founder, Coalition for a Drug Free America
Ethan Nadelmann @ethannadelmann
Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.