Lawyer Lights New Path as Pot Farmer

When Ammon Bundy was arrested in January 2016 for leading the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, he called Eugene attorney Mike Arnold for help.

Now Arnold, whose nearly two-decade career has taken him from a Lane County law clerk to a high-profile attorney representing accused murderers and defending Bundy in his first four months in jail, has left his firm for a job that might have made him a criminal just a few years ago.

Arnold has become a marijuana grower.

He co-founded One Gro in February with business partner PJ Martinez. They are operating on about 50 acres of farmland on two sites near the Coast Fork of the Willamette and Row rivers, with four marijuana grows totaling 40,000 plants.

– Read the entire article at Chicago Law Bulletin.