Decriminalizing Pot in the City

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Jennifer Riley-Collins is a veteran of the U.S. Army, as well as the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi. She has been on both active and reserve duty for more than 30 years. At a Feb. 5 public hearing, she shared that her life would torpedo, and she would lose her hard-earned benefits if she were caught with even 30 grams or less of marijuana. "If I were impacted by being arrested for simple possession of marijuana, I may lose my veterans benefits," Riley-Collins said. "I worked 32 years for them—that's not something I want to lose. "Someone who went to war should not be forced to risk losing their veterans benefits because they were arrested for an ounce of marijuana." Jackson has become the latest city in...

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Decriminalizing Pot in the City

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