D. Harris had been sentenced to life in prison without parole for $30 worth of cannabis. He was supposed to spend his remaining life behind bars in state prison, because of a 2008 sale of cannabis to an officer.
Harris was recently re-sentenced to time fully served.
He isn't the only individual who has been sentenced to years behind bars for a victimless crime, involving the sale, growing, or use of cannabis etc.
This plant has never been known to cause any death to this day and there is no sense that it remain as criminally restricted as it still is in many places.
Along with the spread of control that the government has exerted through legalization in many states, and the tens of thousands of cannabis convictions around the country that have been dismissed, there are still too many individuals behind bars today for cannabis. Just the same, there are still too many people being arrested over cannabis-related activities despite what many might feel is a growing acceptance for this market.