The debate "Those who are in prison for weed in weed legal states now should bet set free cleared off record" was started by
January 20, 2016, 9:53 pm.
10 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 2 people are on the disagree side.
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thatdebatingchick, AngryBlogger, starsnclovers, aftermath, Burnin, StarSoul and 4 visitors agree.
Alex, ReadyToBegin disagree.
Breaking a law is not a crime because a law is broken. Breaking the law is a crime because of which law was broken.
it is important to note that those laws are no longer enforced. It could be argued that once something is illegal, anyone who has done it should be sent to jail, but that is a different principal altogether. It should apply in the case of states that allow recreational use. In cases of medical use they still will be locked up, because they would not have been approved with a doctors note at the time regardless.
did they break a law? Yes. so why should they not be punished?
Funny how a sex offender can get less time than someone who was busted for weed. This could be a interesting debate, so you guys discuss. I already know the strongest argument against this debate is that weed was illegal at the time so therefore they must complete their sentence. My rebuttal is what about those serving life and those who are on death row for a crime they never did? I mean there was no evidence at the time of their conviction to prove their innocence so are you gonna say keep them locked up? No different from weed cases really. We made weed legal now, they should be set free.