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The Obama administration could also take executive action to address the crack/powder cocaine sentencing disparity. Since the passage of the 1986 Anti-Drug Abuse Act, a federal conviction for possessing 5 grams of crack results in a fiveyear prison sentencethe same sentence for possessing 100 times that amount of cocaine.
THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE Anonymous The American Prospect; Apr 2010; 21, 3; Docstoc pg. 18 Reproduced with permission of the cop
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