12066A Federal Marijuana Prisoner Reviews Two Books About the End of Cannabis Prohibition
- Apr 24, 2014
Editor’s Note: In 2004, Eddy Lepp cultivated 30,000 plants along a California State Highway. The purpose of the large garden was to provide free or low-cost organic medicines to thousands of patients throughout the state. Lepp was taking a considerable risk given the political climate at the time. Under direct orders from the George W. Bush administration, Eddy’s Medicinal Gardens were raided and Lepp arrested. Lepp challenged the prosecution in court and lost. He has served six years of his 10-year mandatory minimum sentence. Eddy now lives at FCI Florence, near Denver, Colorado.
It is somewhat strange and ironic to me to really be sitting in prison for federal marijuana charges in Colorado—the first state to legalize adult use of cannabis.
Friends have mailed me books to read here in prison, in particular A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition by Alison Martin and Nushin Rashidian and The End of the War on Drugs: A Guide For Politicians, the Press and Public by Dean Becker. (SNIP)
-- Dean Becker - Reporter for Drug Truth Network www.DrugTruth.Net Author: To End The War On Drugs - A Guide For Politicians The Press And Public www.endthedrugwar.us Speaker - Law Enforcement Against Prohibition www.LEAP.cc Nonresident Research Associate - James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy - Rice Univ - http://bakerinstitute.org/drug-policy-program/drug-truth-archive/ Partner - Drug Policy Alliance www.drugpolicy.org Board Member - Drug Policy Forum of Texas www.DPFT.org 713-462-7981 Those who believe in drug war do not believe in public safety.