Michigan Medical Marijuana Providers Face Years in Prison

Five medical marijuana patients and caregivers will be sentenced in federal court next week, highlighting the human cost of the federal government’s intolerance for state medical marijuana laws.

Two medical marijuana caregivers from Monroe County who were convicted earlier this year in federal court will be sentenced at 3pm Monday, October 1st before U.S. District Court Judge David M. Lawson (231 W. Lafayette Blvd, Detroit). Gerald Lee Duval Jr., 52, and his son, Jeremy Duval, 30, were raided by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in 2011 and charged with felony cultivation, maintaining a place to cultivate marijuana, and conspiracy to distribute. In April, the Duvals were convicted at trial, the expected result of federal laws that prohibit any medical defense or reference to state law in front of juries.

"The Duvals' case is another tragedy from President Obama's war on medical marijuana," said Steph Sherer, Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the country’s leading medical marijuana advocacy group. "This type of enforcement is completely discretionary, unnecessary and far from the public health approach that medical marijuana patients deserve." The Duvals face decades in prison despite no evidence of state law violations.

Days later, three more medical marijuana patients and caregivers will be sentenced in federal court in Michigan. Around the same time federal agents were raiding the Duvals, officers with the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) and the Mecosta County Sheriff's Department raided the Austin Township home and other property of John Marcinkewciz, 42, and Shelley Waldron, 42. Marcinkewciz, Waldron and Jaycob Montague, 26, were originally charged under state law with cultivation and conspiracy to cultivate, but prosecutors soon turned their cases over to the federal Justice Department, where the three had no chance of defending themselves against federal law. Marcinkewciz, Waldron and Montague all subsequently took plea bargains in May.

- Read the entire article at Opposing Views.

Comments

FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT FOR MARIJUANA WHITE COLLAR CRIME

FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT FOR MARIJUANA WHITE COLLAR CRIME
Posted by ROBERTBERTRANDGRIFFITH on Sep 22 2012
16 Responses to “California Attorney General Calls Federal Government “Ill-Equipped” to Enforce State’s Medical Marijuana Laws”
RG Says:

December 22nd, 2011 at 11:20 pm
FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT FOR MARIJUANA WHITE COLLAR CRIME
AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON MARIJUANA WHITE COLLAR CRIME!

The Federal Tort Claims Act or “FTCA”, (June 25, 1948, ch. 646, Title IV, 62 Stat. 982, “28 U.S.C. Pt.VI Ch.171? and 28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)), is a statute enacted by the United States Congress in 1948. “Federal Tort Claims Act” was also previously the official short title passed by the Seventy-ninth Congress on August 2, 1946 as Title IV of the Legislative Reorganization Act, 60 Stat. 842, which was classified principally to chapter 20 (§§ 921, 922, 931–934, 941–946) of former Title 28, Judicial Code and Judiciary.
That Title IV of the Legislative Reorganization Act act of August 2, 1946 was substantially repealed and reenacted as sections 1346 (b) and 2671 et seq. of this title by act June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 982, the first section of which enacted this title (Tort Claims Procedure). [1]
The FTCA permits private parties to sue the United States in a federal court for most torts committed by persons acting on behalf of the United States. The FTCA constitutes a limited waiver of sovereign immunity.

The Federal Tort Claims Act of 1946, for the first time, gave American citizens the right to sue the federal government.” [4]

Bill O’Reilly Thinks Medical Marijuana is a Sneaky Plot to Give People Medicine, Or Something.

Bill O’Reilly’s indignant posturing is typical of the contemporary medical marijuana skeptic: I have no problem with medical use, but any plan for supplying patients is a fraud and anyone who grows or sells marijuana is a scumbag.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/26/obama-war-...
http://www.thehumansideoflyme.net/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhdBNmCANzk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95eF4Dn3CL0
http://www.underourskin.com/

The primary reason for this communication was to create an awareness of the methods of omission used by all parties in this great crime against humanity itself. Now if you look closely you will not find the mentioning of powerful antibiotic actions of marijuana nor will you find the mentioning of the Lyme plague (Lyme disease primarily is treated with powerful antibiotics ) which was so disturbing to myself — you the reader are being directed to these specific omitted facts with all the background provided.

Cannabis plant extracts can effectively fight drug-resistant bacteria.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=5787866&page=1

Antibacterial Cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/np8002673?journalCode=jnprdf&quickLi...

The audience of the communication has at length in time now been exposed to the Lyme plague instrumented by the United States Government and their facilitating agents. The email sent out by Joseph Mercola clearly demonstrates the aggressive actions by the criminal parties which must be responded to with every action possible.

Thus the difficult yet apparent facts of this bio weapon being empowered by marijuana Prohibition comes to light. This is the 2012 moment and we have to prosecute this crime.

FEDERAL GVT TYRANNEY

i know what he is going through i am the one from mich i recieved 5 yrs.the dea is the scum of the earth and liars.what we need 2 do is what my judge told me tell it to your legislators make them listen.u can read my interview on m live john marcinkewciz no one would knowingly broken the law.these yrs in prison r ridiculous and terrible by the time we all wrapped up in this get out our kids will be grown up.their main question is why is the fed govt doing this to u .my only answer is i am sorry if the fed gvt believes that i must go to jail 2 make america a safer place than it is what it is.out of 70 fed indictments there are 5 comming from mich.and 65 the rest of the us.i feel terrible that i am one of the worst outlaws in the us.our grow wasent even the biggest plant count in my county mecosta county.i guess detroit,flint,saginaw,gr,benton harbor either didnt care or the dea had better things to do.hopefully this election will finally show the fed gvt end prohibation.what the feds are doing by way of the dea is un american.i thought we were a democracy not a tyranny.with the debt at 16 trillion how can u expect the fed gvt to do what is right.lets take care of ourselves leave other countries alone how can we tell others their wrong when we owe 16 trillion. quit throwing stones in glass houses.hopefully one of our federal cases will go to the supreme court and when it does i pray to god one of the justices will do what justice roberts did w oboma care and if it isnt written well than write it so the bill can pass i know they can they did with oboma care.stop ruining peoples families and dea stop stealing.ENOUGH ALREADY people are hurting and you takeing their hard earned money.will only piss them off more.please lets act like grownups and get america working.GOD BLESS
JOHN MARCINKEWCIZ
JSKEW09@HOTMAIL.COM
UNTIL JAN 1 THAN SOME FEDERAL PRISON IN THE US FOR 5 YRS
I AM WILLING TO HELP ANY ONE WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR CASE AS IT PERTAINED TO MINE I AM NOT A LAWYER I ONLY WENT THROUGH THIS

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Articles

760 KFMB
Jan 14 2012
The DEA has raided three San Diego medical marijuana clinics for violating federal law.
Feb 21 2013
POT TV - Prominent cannabis lawyer and activist Kirk Tousaw explains how new governmental changes to Canada's marijuana laws...
Oct 24 2012
The entire 2012 Third Party Presidential Debate complete with participants including Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson,...

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement