Down the Rabbit Hole: The Federal Sentencing Guidelines Oxycodone to Marijuana Equivalency

Calculation Is Arbitrary and Without Reason

Each year judges sentence people to erroneously enhanced sentences for trafficking in oxycodone. This has occurred because the U.S. Sentencing Commission made an error in calculating the appropriate guideline sentencing range for trafficking in pure oxycodone. Members of Congress addressed the sentencing disparity between offenses for crack and powder cocaine in 2010. Now they need to address the problem surrounding oxycodone.