Eastern Washington Medical Marijuana Growers Acquitted on Four of Five Federal Charges

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I'm glad these people got off the way they did, but the medical pot angle is still being cheesed up way too hard. Most clients of medical marijuana just want to get high. That's how California operates. I want to get high too! It's fuckin great. Let's just stop pretending it's largely "medicine" in any sense a layperson would take it. For every cancer patient or chronic insomniac there's at least five people who just said something about some whatever so they could get their edibles and top-shelf stank like anyone else would want to.
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That firearms charge was such a joke. What a dick of a prosecutor to try and go for that. It probably only succeeded in making the feds look like they were overreaching, and influenced the jury against their case. Nice job, dumb fucks.
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I know quite a few people who use marijuana as medicine. In short, go fuck yourself CHZA.
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@3: It was probably added to try to get a plea agreement. This is standard US Attorney operating procedure--add on big crimes to get you to plea to the little ones they can actually convict you of.
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@3 - @1 -- Ridiculous!
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Shame on the DEA, and especially shame on the federal govt for enabling this egregious, out-of-control behavior by the Law Enforcement Industrial Complex.

...so many of these bastards—no doubt 10's of thousands of them—make their livings busting peaceful, non-violent folks who choose to smoke marijuana. Because of the blatant lies that equate pot w/ crystal meth, cocaine & heroin, no college atudent in America believes anything the government says about drugs. I'm so proud of my state for being the first to cut through the bs & emphatically legalize recreational weed ...only shocked that the end of pot prohibition has taken this long. This verdict is one more hopeful sign—but if these folks end up having to serve even a day in jail, it's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham....
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@4 personal anecdotes are meaningless, thanks
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@9: Yeah, @4, just stop it with the anecdotes, will ya? Is it too much to ask that you be more like The CHZA and stick to serious scientific statements? Like, um, "For every cancer patient or chronic insomniac there's at least five people who just said something about some whatever so they could get their edibles and top-shelf stank like anyone else would want to." See? Not that hard. Totally way better than anecdotes.
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@1 and @7: Classic. Thanks for that juxtaposition... cracked my ass up.
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Is marijuana more dangerous than an ever shrinking minority of parasitic, prohibitionist freeloaders who are guilty of turning federal, state, and local government into a gargantuan organized crime syndicate, interested only in protecting its own corrupt interests .. oh and stoner rabbits?
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And how much exactly did this prosecution cost?
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@2 -- So, because you want to get high (too!), you want to screw over (by your estimation) one out of every five medical marijuana users, even if they are cancer patients. How gracious of you.

Seriously, you want to screw over cancer patients, MS patients, and other people suffering horrible, nasty diseases because you don't know anyone like that, but you know a bunch of losers who know how to take advantage of the medical pot system. Fuck off.
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I'd be willing to bet that the reason the prosecutor tried to push for immediate prison/monitoring is because he knows once the medical angle comes out at sentencing it's going to be a light goddamn sentence.