We Should Limit Drug Crime Penalties

It think we should drastically cut down the time a person who is convicted of selling or using drugs is expected to serve in prison with the exception of cases in which there was violence involved. Lets face it, drugs are, and have always been a part of American culture. While I won’t go as far as saying marijuana should be legalized because I think that idea is absurd and set a dangerous precedent, however, I don’t think people found be selling, or possessing the drug should ever be jailed for more than one year. I think if you pile on enough fines the system will take in more money, while not spending hard earned tax payer dollars on housing these criminals for years in prison, which in some cases, tend to be lifetime sentences when considering the number of repeat offenders who have fallen victim to senseless three strikes laws.

My Opinion.