The Pot TV News for Friday, July 05, 2002

NEWS FOR THOSE TRAPPED BEHIND THE CANNABIS CURTAIN

COLIN DAVIES BEATEN BY POLICE IN COURTHOUSE
At least ten people witnessed U.K. police, as they dragged Colin Davies into the courtroom, and kicked and beat him in the accused-box.

TREATMENT OVER ARREST WORKING
A California law designed to provide nonviolent drug offenders with treatment rather than putting them behind bars has expanded rehabilitation services and helped thousands of people, state officials said.

CALIFORNIA MAN’S LIFE SENTENCE FOR 5.9 GRAMS OF POT UPHELD
Drug warriors love to tell the voters that nobody goes to jail just for possession, but here’s a case of a California man who received 28 years to life for possession of less than half an ounce of pot — despite numerous appeals.

HELP A SICK PERSON, LOSE YOUR HOUSE
No criminal charges were ever filed, but the Feds have filed forfeiture papers against the Ventura ranch of Lynn and Judy Osburn for growing medical marijuana. Now the Osburns are using F.E.A.R. to fight back!

EPIS KANGAROO COURT CONTINUES
The government wrapped up its case Wednesday in the marijuana-growing trial of Bryan James Epis, and his lawyer asked the judge to throw out half the charges due to "an utter lack of evidence."

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