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On Wednesday, the House voted to reduce the disparity in the sentencing of people caught with crack cocaine vs. powder cocaine. Before, in order to be charged with a felony, crack users need to posses 5 grams of crack, powder cocaine users needed to be caught with 500 grams. This 100-to-1 disparity has been a frequent means for debate over the last several years. In order to be charged with a felony under the new law, a user must posses a minimum of 28 grams of crack cocaine. This greatly narrows the disparity gap from 100-1 to 18-1.
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