No change in statutory mandatory minimum. Yet. Congress will need to amend the statutes. There is no way of predicting how long this will take. Many other factors must be considered to answer your question with an answer it deserves.
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Although the law has not changed, the prosecution guidelines have changed dramatically since the Attorney General issued new guidance on AUG 12th. I am sure you can find the memo all over the web, including here:
In essence, prosecutors have been told not to include mandatory minimums in indictments for first time drug offenders who are not violent or the leaders of a criminal conspiracy.
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