Crack/Cocaine disparity


Though not Marijuana news this seriously wants looking at, the Drug Policy Alliance, lists the reasons they believe there should be no difference between a Crack offence and one for powder Cocaine, the current federal policy generates a 100 to 1 penalty ratio for crack-related offenses. At this moment you would receive 5 years mandatory minimum sentence for distribution of a 'thimble' full (approx 5 grams) while it would take a 500 gram (approx 1 lb) of powder to trigger the same sentence.

  The Drug Policy Alliance urges Congress to completely eliminate the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine without increasing the penalties or penalty triggers for either drug.

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