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Growing Without A Medical Marijuana Card Legal and/or Cheaper Than Being Licensed?

Posted on  November 13, 2012 by  News Admin

 OK, so im just curious about this... my friend is growing right now with no mmj card and about 57 plants in so cal. I'm concerned about the consequences if hes caught. he claims ( and also a few other people i know that grow a nice amount) its pretty much a slap on the wrist for a first time offender if you have the money to pay the fines and hire a good attorney and that basically, its about 5-6k in fines and a good lawyer will get it reduced to a possession charge in most cases and you would maybe get 6-8 months of probation or maybe house arrest. he's even told me that he knows several cops that buy weed from him who say they don't care about small ops like that and that he even knows a DEA agent(a family member of his) that told him its basically not a very big deal if your under 99 plants and that they don't wanna waste their time with petty shit like that. like they wanna go after big ops that have 3, 4, 600 plants and looks good in the media and their phony "war on drugs" my question is, 1) if you are caught by LEO with that amount( around 30-60 plants), can a good attorney really bail you out and get your charges reduced at all if your a first time offender. 2)does it make a difference if you DO have your mmj card and...

Will Alabama Get Medical Marijuana? Hearing Next Week

Posted on  November 12, 2012 by  News Admin

   Eighteen states now allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and a movement is afoot in Alabama to make it the 19th. Next Wednesday, November 14, a public hearing will be held in the Alabama State House on the medicinal use of cannabis. Rep. Jim McClendon of Springville, who chairs the House Health Committee, said the hearing won't be specifically about House Bill 2, a bill that will be before the January session of the Legislature which would legalize medical marijuana. The hearing is, however, a chance for medicinal cannabis proponents to educate legislators about the medical benefits of the herb. I should add that Channel 42's reporter got my friend Ron Crumpton's name wrong; he's Ron, not Ben. Ron is co-president of the Alabama Medical Marijuana Coalition (along with my friend Chris Butts).  

Post-502: Washington Prosecutors Dismiss 220 Marijuana Cases

Posted on  November 12, 2012 by  News Admin

 Prosecutors in Washington's two most populous counties are dismissing more than 220 misdemeanor marijuana cases after state voters on Tuesday decriminalized small amounts of cannabis. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is dismissing 175 cases, and Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said he was dismissing "about four dozen" such misdemeanor cases where marijuana is the only offense, reports Jonathan Martin at The Seattle Times. The prosecutors decided to apply I-502 -- which removes criminal penalties for up to an ounce of marijuana -- retroactively. I-502 comes into effect on December 6, one month after voters approved it in Tuesday's general election. "Although the effective date of I-502 is not until December 6, there is no point in continuing to seek criminal penalties for conduct that will be legal next month," Satterberg said. The dismissed cases involved pot arrests in unincorporated areas of King County, as well as state highways on the University of Washington. About 40 of the cases had already been filed in court as criminal charges. Those charges will be dismissed. Another 135 cases were waiting for charging decisions and will be returned to the arrest police agency. Pierce County Prosecutor Lindquist said he was throwing out "about four dozen" pending cases where misdemeanor marijuana possession is the only offense. "The people have spoken through this initiative," Lindquist said. "And as a practical matter, I don't think you could sell a simple marijuana case to a jury after this initiative passed." He said he and his staff would continue...