The federal government prosecuted the Kettle Falls Five family for growing marijuana, even though they held medical authorizations in Washington State.
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A federal jury last year convicted Gregg of growing 50 to 100 marijuana plants and now faces prosecution. Rolland Gregg and his family have fought federal marijuana charges for more than three years, arguing that the roughly 70 marijuana plants investigators found on their Washington property were for their own medicinal use and fully complied
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Amidst a tearful courtroom of onlookers, Judge Thomas Rice sentenced the family of medical marijuana patients known as the Kettle Falls Five to federal prison for time periods ranging from one year to 33 months. Rolland Gregg received the heaviest penalty with the sentence of 33 months. His wife, Michelle Gregg, and mother, Rhonda Firestack-Harvey,
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