Monday | February 03, 2003
Ashcroft bags his "marijuana guru"
It's amazing that in a time of war, Ashcroft has been zealously pursuing medicinal pot growers in California despite that state's legalization of the process.
Ashcroft's latest coup: his prosecutors got a jury to convict Ed Rosenthal.
The man some see as the Mother Teresa of medical marijuana was convicted Friday of three felonies, a verdict that could send him to federal prison for the rest of his life.The best part of this article, however, and another sign of the hubris that infects almost every corner of this administration, is this quote:
Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman Richard Meyer said he was pleased with the verdict.The "people of California" voted solidly to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The feds now swoop in (what happened to states rights?), force a jury to convict based on federal law, and declare victory on behalf of the people of California? The jury itself doesn't buy it:
Jury foreman Charles Sackett III spoke to reporters after the trial.Posted February 03, 2003 09:10 AM | Comments (62)