Mandatory minimum laws exist only to perpetuate the prison-industrial complex. While some drug offenses require such action, there should not be a required minimum for any crime that does not create an immediate victim in the primary act alone. This means if the actual use of the drug does not harm another person by the use alone, the person does not deserve an immediate condemnation to half of their life in jail. Minimum sentence laws make sense for crimes that leave people abused, broken, or dead or property vandalized or destroyed, but to require someone spend years in jail for a drugs only makes sense if the person in question is a drug lord. Locking up recreational users for years and years simply for possession makes no sense.