Feds Sentence Sandusky to 10 Years for Medical Marijuana

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PostTue Jan 08, 2013 4:57 am » by Evildweeb


Feds Sentence Aaron Sandusky to 10 Years for Medical Marijuana

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Published on Jan 7, 2013

Medical marijuana dispensary owner Aaron Sandusky was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday after being convicted of two felonies related to the production and distribution of marijuana in October 2012. Reason TV previously has covered Sandusky's case in great detail here.

"Aaron was in full compliance with California law, but the federal government says that California law is irrelevant," said Sandusky's lawyer Roger Diamond. Diamond is filing an appeal on Sandusky's behalf and hopes to take the case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judge Percy Anderson presided over Sandusky's case and used the sentencing hearing as an opportunity to lecture the defendant on the "rule of law."

"I'm going to take a stand for the rule of law, is what I'm going to do in this case," Anderson said.

He also mentioned that he found "disturbing" Sandusky's "refusal to take responsibility" for his lawbreaking activities and that Sandusky had proven that he was "incapable or unwilling" to conform with the law or norms of society.

"He's kind of lost his way about what's right and what's wrong--his moral compass," Anderson said.

Sandusky also spoke in court, but he did not express any remorse for providing medical marijuana to willing customers within the legal framework established by the state of California. Instead, he apologized to the business partners who had been indicted alongside him (they all pled out), their families, and his own family and friends for all that the legal ordeal had put them through. He also took the opportunity to lambast the conduct of the federal government in prosecuting this case.

"There are no winners here. Not the state. Not the federal government. And not the [medical marijuana] patients," said Sandusky. "This is the federal government taking action against the will of the people."

After Sandusky spoke, the judge asked if there were any victims who wished to be heard. Nobody stepped forward.

Aaron Sandusky has requested to serve out his sentence at Victorville Federal Correctional Complex. He has also started a petition at whitehouse.gov and is hoping for a presidential pardon.

Watch Reason TV's full coverage of the day in the video above.

Approximately 4 minutes.

Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Music by Case Newsom. Additional footage by Tracy Oppenheimer.



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PostTue Jan 08, 2013 5:06 am » by Malogg

Ouch ,hurt bad just to watch that

10 fkn years for weed that helps folk with their illnesses ffs outfknrageous


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PostTue Jan 08, 2013 10:54 am » by mediasorcery

disgraceful legal system to do that, ruin a mans life over a harmless and useful plant,
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PostTue Jan 08, 2013 1:07 pm » by Spikey

Corruption, pure and simple.

That prick Anderson is probably playing golf with a big Pharma executive as i type
...if he can carry his clubs at the same time as the large, plain brown envelope handed over to him.

Fucking outrageous...California should leave the Union...see how the bent bastards like that.

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PostTue Jan 08, 2013 1:19 pm » by monica44

What can i say, that has not already been said, 10 bloody years for supplying sick people with relief ??? :top:
And someone who fiddled with their child for 15 years gets 2 years in jail[out on remission in less than year] ???? :censored:
And this is not a messed up place to be ? :help:
Enough said. :(
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