By John Grace | Published in The Human Solution
The Green Team. I guess that’s what they are calling us at the courts these days.
I’m glad because it was a good week as far as weeks in court go.
Catrina Falbo had her case dismissed, Tara Sorenson achieved a good plea agreement, and we are turning out about 25 people whenever we show up. This fills over half the courtroom. I wonder what they think?
We are a mismatched bunch showing up unabashed at courtrooms and council meetings. Lots of representatives from the over 55 contingent with our silver hair proudly glinting in the sunlight have been on hand to lend support.
Some of us are new cannabis patients while some have been warriors for legalization for over 40 years.
The younger group is also abundantly represented, considering that they often have to take off work to take part in these actions.
Some are also martyrs to the Catch 22 of quasi-legalization we exist under or have family members suffering alongside.
Aside from our green ribbons adorned with small red crosses we look like Middle America, not like the organized crime figures prosecutors want to paint us as.
Judge Gallivan in West Court really seemed to take this to heart when he pronounced that Catrina Falbo was obviously not a drug dealer . He dismissed all charges brought against her by a Huntington Beach sting operation targeting her Delivery Service.
Tara Sorenson’s Judge in Santa Ana Court seemed to be of like mind when he commented on her plea agreements’ year of formal probation saying that when it was over everything would be dismissed.
The Judge also sympathized with her status as a patient and ordered that she be allowed to use cannabis medication during her probation.
HempRadio (hempradio.com) was on hand to conduct interviews with attorneys Chris Glew and Scott Well, who gave us insight into the law and the court process.
This was helpful as the process these bodies use seems so archaic and frustrating to most outsiders. Both of these guys are fine attorneys and I’m glad they are on our side.
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