“Prisoners of Prohibition” Trailer: Meet the Men & Women Serving Life for Weed


MERRY JANE’s new docuseries examines the plight of those sentenced to life in prison for pot, the effects on their families and communities, and the legal fight for their freedom. While it may seem unbelievable given the groundswell of support for legal cannabis over recent years, there are still individuals serving life sentences in prison just for dealing pot. As states like California and cities such as Seattle move to wipe criminal records of convictions for cannabis in the era of legal marijuana, U.S. federal law remains woefully stuck in the past — incarcerating otherwise law-abiding citizens for activities now considered legitimate business in 29 states and the nation’s capital. With a conservative Congress occupying Capitol Hill, and longtime legalization opponent Jeff Sessions heading the Department of Justice, now is the time to shed light on just how damaging — and incomprehensible — the federal prohibition on cannabis is to individuals and American society at large. MERRY JANE’s new docuseries Prisoners of Prohibition takes an up-close look at the personal stories of those caught up in the U.S. criminal justice system for cannabis-related “crimes.” Numerous persons continue to be prosecuted and imprisoned under federal laws prohibiting marijuana use or distribution, despite a new wave of state-level reform around the plant, and public opinion more in favor of cannabis legalization than ever before. Prisoners of Prohibition will examine at the far-reaching effects of these laws on incarcerated individuals, their families, and their wider communities; the reasons why federal reform has been so difficult to achieve; and the systemic incentives presented to law enforcement officials, federal prosecutors, and judges which drive biased and severe punishments for acts that most Americans don’t even consider to be criminal. Check out the trailer above and head to MERRY JANE to take action now: https://merryjane.com/culture/prisoners-of-prohibition Follow MERRY JANE! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/merryjane Instagram: https://instagram.com/merryjane Twitter: https://twitter.com/merryjane Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/merryjanemedia Subscribe to MERRY JANE's channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/merryjane Follow Snoop Dogg! Facebook: http://facebook.com/snoopdogg Instagram: http://instagram.com/snoopdogg Twitter: http://twitter.com/snoopdogg Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/snoopdogg Subscribe to WestFestTV: http://www.youtube.com/snoopdogg