State Rep. Stanley Cox says he wants to improve Missouri’s criminal code, as long as those improvements don’t include more lenient marijuana laws.
|Rep. Stan Cox is hard on drugs.
And if there’s anybody who knows how harsh Missouri’s drug laws are, it’s Cox — he was one of the attorneys involved in the case of Jeff Mizanskey, Missouri’s only inmate serving life without parole for marijuana charges.
The Republican from Sedalia is upset that within a 1,000-page bill is a little piece of legislation that would reduce the penalty for possessing less than 35 grams of marijuana for nonviolent, first-time offenders. Under the proposed legislation, the maximum penalty one would receive is a $500 fine. Under current law, offenders face one year in prison.
For a more in-depth look at the evil that is Rep. Cox, click over to the Riverfront Times where Ray Downs has all the details.