Extrajudicial punishment is punishment by the state or some other official authority without the permission of a court or legal authority. The existence of extrajudicial punishment is considered proof that some governments will break their own legal code if deemed necessary.
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“Marijuana is ... self-punishing. It makes you acutely sensitive, and in this world, what worse punishment could there be?”
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