Federal Prosecutors' Attempts to Railroad Dispensary Owner Grab More Headlines

Aug 05, 2008

California, dispensaries, drug warriors, law enforcement, patients, victims

CNN just picked up on federal prosecutors' attempts to hamstring the defense of San Luis Obispo medical marijuana dispensary owner Charles Lynch, which went to a jury yesterday. As we've mentioned before, not only is Lynch forbidden from testifying that he operated within state medical marijuana laws with local officials' blessing, prosecutors even tried to bar "sick looking" witnesses from testifying on his behalf.

Makes sense: It's much more difficult to convict an innocent man if the jury has evidence establishing his innocence, right?