Wednesday, March 24, 2010
John Ray Wilson, who was just sentenced to five years in prison for growing marijuana. Wilson's illegal garden patch was discovered by a helicopter in 2008. He claimed he produced materials sufficient to produce herbal jazz cigarettes in order to address the pain and suffering he experienced via multiple sclerosis. With some irony, in just four months, a State law will take effect which will allow use of marijuana for medical purposes. The senators say the case is a "human tragedy" and the sentence is "cruel, unusual and unnecessary." They had asked the previous governor for a pre-trial pardon, but were denied. See story here.
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