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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...

2nd Annual HOPE Fest Hemp Rally Coming To Boise, Idaho

Posted on  October 02, 2012 by  News Admin

  ​ The second annual Idaho H.O.P.E. Fest, Boise's only hemp rally, is coming up on Sunday, September 30 at Ann Morrison Park. The gathering -- to educate the public on the many uses of hemp -- is designed to promote awareness on the reform of marijuana laws in a positive and polite atmosphere, according to organizers. H.O.P.E. stands for Hemp Offers People Everything, and this year's event has a number of goals: • To collect signatures on Compassionate Idaho's Citizens Initiative seeking to legalize medical marijuana for Idaho's seriously ill patients • To promote the re-legalization of industrial hemp • To educate the public on the growing cannabis industry, a legitimate market providing jobs and economic growth to states that have legalized its medical use • To push for public discussions on the reform of Idaho's archaic and unjust cannabis laws. "Idaho H.O.P.E. Fest is a great opportunity to come have a great time and celebrate and learn about hemp in all aspects," Compassionate Idaho's Lindsey Rinehart told Toke of the Town. "This is a family friendly event packed with all sorts of interesting things. "We encourage the community to come join us for free live music all day long, with speakers throughout to educate on a variety of subjects and interesting topics," Rinehart said. "We have an expansive Kid Land, several education exhibits, and much, much more. We will also feature a lot of local food and non-food vendors. Please come to one of Boise's most beautiful parks for a day...

Sentencing of Legal Marijuana Providers Highlights Harmful Obama Policy

Posted on  October 02, 2012 by  News Admin

  Justice Department uses prosecutorial discretion to seek decades in prison for legal Michigan cultivators Five medical marijuana patients and caregivers will be sentenced in federal court next week, highlighting the human cost of the federal government's intolerance for state medical marijuana laws. Two medical marijuana caregivers from Monroe County who were convicted earlier this year in federal court will be sentenced at 3 p.m. Monday, October 1, before U.S. District Court Judge David M. Lawson (231 W. Lafayette Blvd, Detroit). Gerald Lee Duval Jr., 52, and his son, Jeremy Duval, 30, were raided by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in 2011 and charged with felony cultivation, maintaining a place to cultivate marijuana, and conspiracy to distribute. In April, the Duvals were convicted at trial, the expected result of federal laws that prohibit any medical defense or reference to state law in front of juries. "The Duvals' case is another tragedy from President Obama's war on medical marijuana," said Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a medical marijuana advocacy group. "This type of enforcement is completely discretionary, unnecessary and far from the public health approach that medical marijuana patients deserve." The Duvals face decades in prison despite no evidence of state law violations. Days later, three more medical marijuana patients and caregivers will be sentenced in federal court in Michigan. Around the same time federal agents were raiding the Duvals, officers with the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) and the Mecosta County Sheriff's Department raided the Austin Township home and...