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Criminal – Drug Possession – USSG Amendment – Sentence Reduction (access required)

A defendant convicted of marijuana possession in 1991 is eligible for a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. Sect. 3582(c)(2) to a total of 295 months because of an amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines that reordered how marijuana is quantified and reduced the sentencing guidelines range for defendant's offense from 360 months to life, ...