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Pages tagged "San Diego Americans for Safe Access"
Posted on Blog by · October 21, 2013 4:53 PM
San Diego CA - Just days after legal cannabis patient RonnieChang’s federal incarceration came to an end freeing him to return to his elderly mother, Crispin Price sits in court with his attorney, federal defender, Bridget Kennedy and hopes he will not have to go to prison too - even though he also followed California medical cannabis laws and took all measures to comply with them.
I reflected on the report by Americans for Safe Access titled What’s the Cost? as I walked into the new 16 story downtown courthouse at 333 W. Broadway to attend Crispin’s hearing. The ASA report details how much of our federal tax dollars are spent on raiding, prosecuting, incarcerating and filing asset forfeiture suits against medical cannabis patients like Crispin - an average of $180,000 a day under the Obama Administration alone.
Cripin is married and a father to two one-month old twins. Going up to the 13th floor I was happy to see all of his friends and family there to support him. They know Cripsin doesn’t belong in court fighting to stay out of prison because he chose to use and grow an alternative form of medicine legal under California law but illegal under the havoc-making federal government.Read more