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You’d have to be living under a rock to not know about what’s happening in Colorado – it’s marijuana mayhem! Weed has finally become legal for retail sale in that state, and more might follow. And yet, there are still hundreds of marijuana convicts sitting in jail. We talk to social justice journalist Matt Fleischer about America’s policy of not guaranteeing “retroactive ameliorative relief,” or letting marijuana convicts out of prison after the law changes.

High Crimes: What Happens to Colorado's Pot Convicts?

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know about what’s happening in Colorado – it’s marijuana mayhem! Weed has finally become legal for retail sale in that state, and more might follow. And yet, there are still hundreds of marijuana convicts sitting in jail. We talk to social justice journalist Matt Fleischer about America’s policy of not guaranteeing “retroactive ameliorative relief,” or letting marijuana convicts out of prison after the law changes.

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