Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Obama Throwing Medical Marijuana Patients Into Federal Prison at Alarming Rate

This month will see a number of patients sentenced, sent to prison despite compliance with state medical marijuana laws.

Activist Post

Fallout from the Obama Administration's aggressive federal enforcement in medical marijuana states has reached a fever pitch this month with three people being sentenced, two others due to surrender to federal authorities to serve out sentences of up to five years in prison, and one federal trial in Montana currently scheduled for January 14th. Two of the three people being sentenced in the coming month -- Montana cultivator Chris Williams and Los Angeles-area dispensary operator Aaron Sandusky -- face five and ten years to life, respectively.

"The number of sick patients being locked up by the Obama Administration is unprecedented and deplorable," said Kris Hermes, spokesperson for Americans for Safe Access, the country's leading medical marijuana advocacy organization. "Aggressive enforcement is an unacceptable means of addressing medical marijuana as a public health issue," continued Hermes. "The Obama Administration is lying to the American people when it says it's not targeting individual patients and these cases are clear evidence of that." Montana patient cultivator Richard Flor died in August while serving out a 5-year prison sentence.

Five cultivators claiming to be in compliance with Michigan's medical marijuana law were sentenced in October. Two of the cultivators -- Jaycob Montague and Jeremy Duval -- are already serving their prison terms of 18 months and 5 years, respectively, and two others -- John Marcinkewciz and Shelley Waldron -- are scheduled to surrender to federal authorities on January 8th and 10th, respectively. Waldron will be imprisoned for 18 months and Marcinkewciz for 5 years. The fifth cultivator, Jerry Duval (Jeremy's father), was sentenced to 10 years, but has not yet been given a surrender date.


More than a dozen people were indicted after federal agents conducted raids on state compliant medical marijuana businesses throughout Montana in March 2011. Only one, Chris Williams, went to trial and, like all other medical marijuana defendants who are tried in federal court, was denied a defense and swiftly convicted. While facing more than 80 years of mandatory minimum sentencing, Williams accepted a rare post-conviction plea deal that reduced his charges and possible sentence to 5 years to life in exchange for his promise not to appeal his conviction. Williams, who is scheduled to be sentenced on February 1st, worked at Montana Cannabis with Chris Lindsey, another indicted cultivator. Lindsey, who testified against Williams at his trial, is expected to be sentenced today. Medical marijuana cultivator Jason Washington has one of the last unresolved federal cases in Montana. Washington is currently scheduled to go to trial on January 14th.

Aaron Sandusky operated G3 Holistic in Upland, California when he was federally indicted in June. Though Sandusky was arrested with several others, he was the only one who took his case to trial. In October, Sandusky was denied a defense in federal court and convicted at trial. He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 7th to a minimum of 10 years to life.

Far surpassing his predecessor George W. Bush, President Obama has conducted more than 200 SWAT-style raids on state-compliant medical marijuana businesses and has indicted more than 80 people since he took office. "How many medical marijuana patients is President Obama going to imprison before he considers other, more humane options?" asked Hermes. "The president must answer for why he's going against his earlier pledges by spending Justice Department funds in this way, especially at a time of fiscal crisis."

Source: Americans For Safe Access

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32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally! Obomber gives the Republicans something they can celebrate and believe in too.
Sad.

Ric Ohge said...

This might have to do with the WHY of all this:
http://www.growswitch.com/blog/2011/06/monsanto-and-gmo-terminator-cannabis/#.UOxF_uQ0WSp
With Monsanto man, Michael Taylor in the FDA and Monsanto using many of the Federal Government's Agencies as Private Policy and Lap Dogs, WHY would we be surprised?

Nemetron 2000 said...

@Ric Ohge

GMO cannabis?

Why am I not surprised.

These bastards are trying to put a patent on life itself. Can't wait until the GM babies start popping up... or 'out' I should say.

Anonymous said...

Yep gotta get all those good cultivators out of the way so the big corps can make the weed poisonous and cancerous....

Anonymous said...

What is meant by "denied a defense"?

Anonymous said...

cannabis oil a way to cure cancer and a threat to the FDA and there Agenda. Hence the crazy arresting of people using it for Medical uses.

In Israel they have a whole company devoted to Cannabis and it's uses on curing for health. They are going to be marketing it.

This whole thing is another scam that is as transparent as all the scams!

Anonymous said...

Barky Hussein has additional cards to play: "narcotics users are prohibited from posessing firearms" per the 1967 federal firearms act. He's playing the good cop - bad cop game. Bad cop: strict narcotics domestic enforcement. Good cop: give up your guns and I'll go easy on the cannabis enforcement. This guy is no dumb bunny.

Curt Fish said...

I feel you Anonymous. As big as the Med weed issue is, the "denied a defense " thing seems a much larger issue. Scary even.

Curt Fish said...

I feel you Anonymous. As big as the Med weed issue is, the "denied a defense " thing seems a much larger issue. Scary even.

Anonymous said...

Earlier comment was right, but here's another angle: Hussein wants law enforcers' support for the coming gun control laws, and LEOs LOVE the drug confiscation laws because these dastardly laws HELP PAY THEIR SALARIES & BONUSES! Another point is that arresting marijuana users is a politically cheap way to quash states trying to exercise states rights.

Anonymous said...

WHY DID THEY MAKE IT LEGAL & THEN CHARGE THEM WITH FELONY? DON'T MAKE SENSE. Something is not right. Even tho I do not go for using it because it leads to harder Drugs. Right is Right & wrong is wrong. Govt. should find a plan to help them. To get delivered from the Use.

Anonymous said...

Shame on Obomber for imprisoning CANCER PATIENTS on medical marijuana, while leaving mass fraudsters, war criminals, and traitors to the US to run free. There are way too many people already in prison who don't belong there. How do you like having this nation the leader in incarceration, Obomber, including cancer sufferers having been treated for their condition with legal marijuana? Even China does not go that far.

Anonymous said...

MEDICAL MJ does NOT lead to harder drugs...it is the "harder pharma drugs" that mj patients want to get away from because they DON'T work and ARE harmful!!!

Anonymous said...

When you go to a clinic, you must show a form from doctor's office showing you are approved. Then, you have to fill out a form with all your information in it (past medical history, address, SS#). If the office is raided, the file cabinet is taken and the patient's records are then scrutinized. It seems to me this is new MM legalization is bait. Same as FB where I was shocked to see a firearm FB page, where nearly 1 million members had joined. A contest to win ammo (\600 bullets) is going on and well, you know, it could be innocent but there is no privacy policy ... it seems far too risky since we know FB is monitored closely and Fuckerberg is a zionist.

Anonymous said...

The city/county/or state is saying it's legal but the FEDERAL government is saying it shouldn't be. That's where the conundrum is, Anonymous 8:12.

Uncle Sam wants control over the states but the Constitution says that he doesn't have it.

Anonymous said...

One thing I just cannot understand. ..

Why are alternative medicine advocate has to try to do it in US where big Phama is so powerful.

Why dont someone try to get a poor third world countries to allow such medical treatments and all US patients can spend their money in that third world country and live a better life at lower cost of living there?

Surely they can get a third world country to do that..... forget about USA... US patients I believe would not move to that country for the love their dear life instead of being killed by artificial chemo and radiation.

Anonymous said...

you guys are absolutely right Obama make a pledge and backed out on it just like any other fuck like him!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let me rephrase, we havent had a president follow through with his word in the past 20 years. all you retards who voted for Obama, this is what you get! f****** retards

BaltimoreBamBam said...

Because they make a lot of money in this country with people being in jail. US is the biggest violators or human rights in the world, yet hide behind this cloak like their transgressions are invisible to the public. For many years they were, but no more.

Anonymous said...

The answer is quite clear. The population continues to fight these bastards on their own terms.
Withdraw and do what you need, what you wish outside of the purview of the criminals and in complete compliance with the law.

Angel said...

"Why are alternative medicine advocate has to try to do it in US where big Phama is so powerful."

It takes money to combat the Codex Alimentarius mindset of new-aged Big Pharma indoctrinated doctors. In order for a plant to be deemed 'safe and effective and not harmful to the patient' there are multi-million dollar rigorous human tests which must be done.... on EACH herb! THAT is what the natural medicine proponents aren't really getting any traction.

Big Pharma knows all this and take advantage of it like it's their lifeline. Because it is. Why do you think they've tried for years now to create a synthetic turmeric, lobellia(smoking cessation) and other herbs?!! They know it works marvels on the human body. The stupid asses actually tried to PATENT turmeric! ROFL

Anonymous said...

What good would it have done to vote for Romney? He'd have done the same or worse. Hell, being a mormon he may have tried to make anything with caffeine illegal.
However, this is shameful and clearly evil. We need hemp legal for it's many attributes. As long as cannabis is illegal, hemp will be also. I feel such deep sorrow for those healers being thrown into prison. Hash oil is curing cancers. Check out Rick Simpsons-'Run From The Cure' on you tube. For those scared of cannabis might I suggest a virtual tour of Amsterdams coffee shops and their peaceful, happy patrons. The longer it's illegal the more crime that surrounds it. Legalize Now.

Anonymous said...

All it takes is as county Sheriff with backbone and an understanding of the 10th A. He would tell the DEA to stay out of his county or risk arrest and prosecution. He would even back it up with lethal force if necessary. The cowardly DEA chooses the soft counties to raid.

Adam Evenson said...

It's all about the U.S. Federal Mafia controlling the flow of "real" illegal drugs such as heroin, meth, crack and all the others, where the bottom line is enrichment of the principles, which are primarily banksters that control the offices of President, Congress and Supreme Court.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how obama was smokin joints to the face in high school and college, but once his black ass is in the white house, he gives the justice department free reign to lock up sick mmj patients and care givers. Federal drug laws are racist and all about locking up non violent users! The 2nd revolution has begun! I'll be carryin long arms!

Anonymous said...

I think it would be a good idea for medicine flower consumers, to choose to NOT run to quackdom to be "granted" a waiver for something the saTan state claims the right to manage use of, which it has not. Then, to invent policies which punish "violators" without conviction or even fair trial. Who is being violated? The time when smoking mother nature was over, was when smokers forgot their promise to obey the goddess and living by and loving the fruits of the earth, choosing instead to "stone out". The regulators know the jig is up on rule of law and are in a [near} take no prisoners condition. Forbid it Almighty God. Repair to true prayer my Family. Nose is...

Anonymous said...

Many parents can see the Medical Marihuana registration as the gateway for taking away children.

Anonymous said...

Lesson: If you follow the law and register with the govt. whether it be for a marijuana license or a semi-automatic weapon, you are in their cross hairs. SO DONT REGISTER.

Anonymous said...

If you Americans had any balls at all you would press for a multiparty system. Not the best solution, but it takes you away from the same old, same old parties, two sides of the same coin.

Anonymous said...


what dumb @55 voted for obama and thought that he might just keep his word. The man is a liar, a thief, a murder and more. Wait a second, it's almost like hes... Ur, ah, well you know, a bit on the dark side. Who would have ever expected a brother to be a thief, a liar or even a murderer. Surprise surprise surprise.

Anonymous said...

Good to know. But this article needs a call to action--is there a petition to sign or a way to express our outrage to the White House? Sharing this article is only meaningful if you have a clear way to act on the information!

Anonymous said...

all this shit for a plant they made illegal? HAH! while they clank their fecking glasses of plant fermentation, and have parites. I will bet there is some snow inside the house too and a little green giving out some smoke signals under the table. buy the way they are acting I can assume they are on drugs them selves..ha ha ha . what a crock of BS this is. want a beer? drink it now before it is on the ban wagon folkers

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