Friday, April 13, 2007

Feds will retry pot activist on cultivation charges

"The government will retry a prominent marijuana advocate on cultivation charges even though he faces no punishment if convicted, beyond the one day in jail he's already served, a federal prosecutor said today."

So, why is the government going to prosecute someone with no intention of prosecuting? Harassment is the only thing I can think of.

via Sfgate

In the meantime:

"Alcohol is implicated in the deaths of some 85,000 Americans every year, making it the nation's third leading cause of preventable death after smoking and obesity"

via cspinet

How many deaths is marijuana implicate?

I couldn't find any stories on marijuana related deaths. I found a lot of "drug" related deaths, but those always seemed to include drugs such as heroin, cocaine, crack, mixed in with marujuana, but nothing about someone dieing from marijuana alone, it is always mixed with more lethal drugs. Telling...



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