Vid: Feds Sentence Aaron Sandusky to 10 Years for Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana dispensary owner Aaron Sandusky was sentenced
to 10 years in prison on Monday after being convicted of two
felonies related to the production and distribution of marijuana in
October 2012. Reason TV previously has covered Sandusky’s case

in great detail here.”Aaron was in full compliance with California law, but the
federal government says that California law is irrelevant,” said
Sandusky’s lawyer Roger Diamond. Diamond is filing an appeal on
Sandusky’s behalf and hopes to take the case to the Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals.
Judge Percy Anderson presided over Sandusky’s case and used the
sentencing hearing as an opportunity to lecture the defendant on
the “rule of law.””I’m going to take a stand for the rule of law, is what I’m
going to do in this case,” Anderson said.He also mentioned that he found “disturbing” Sandusky’s “refusal
to take responsibility” for his lawbreaking activities and that
Sandusky had proven that he was “incapable or unwilling” to conform
with the law or norms of society.”He’s kind of lost his way about what’s right and what’s
wrong–his moral compass,” Anderson said.Sandusky also spoke in court, but he did not express any remorse
for providing medical marijuana to willing customers within the
legal framework established by the state of California. Instead, he
apologized to the business partners who had been indicted alongside
him (they all pled out), their families, and his own family and
friends for all that the legal ordeal had put them through. He also
took the opportunity to lambast the conduct of the federal
government in prosecuting this case.”There are no winners here. Not the state. Not the federal
government. And not the [medical marijuana] patients,” said
Sandusky. “This is the federal government taking action against the
will of the people.”After Sandusky spoke, the judge asked if there were any victims
who wished to be heard. Nobody stepped forward.Aaron Sandusky has requested to serve out his sentence at
Victorville Federal Correctional Complex. He has also
started a petition at whitehouse.gov and is hoping for a
presidential pardon.Watch Reason TV’s full coverage of the day in the video
above.Approximately 4 minutes.Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Music by Case Newsom. Additional
footage by Tracy Oppenheimer.View this article.

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Vid: Feds Sentence Aaron Sandusky to 10 Years for Medical Marijuana

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