Friday, 14 February 2014

Patricia Albright: Marijuana Advocate Caught between State, Federal Law

Our friend Tricia Albright is still fighting the US federal "government"and the court case has been moved back to July 2014.  On an even brighter note, at least the Albright's court case is now getting main stream media attention!!!

I've highlighted the parts of this article that people need to be aware of.  This isn't just about one mom and her son facing criminal prosecution for trying to help people, this is about the greater threat of a Federal Court stomping on Rights, and even worse, making up their own rules as they go along.

.... Since when does a State of California Licensed medical marijuana grower deserve to be put in prison for 20 years, when the average rapist, pedophile, or murder serves less than a quarter of that time in prison? 

In January I published an article with a link to the petition to try and help Patricia and her son.  I just checked the petition and it has only 1100 signatures on it!!!!  SERIOUSLY?!?!  I know for a fact that over 2500 people read that article on my site alone.

Please, if you haven't signed the petition, if you haven't shared this story on your facebook page, or google+, or twitter, or your forums or skype rooms or chat hang outs..... PLEASE DO!!!!

OH and ps: the "Feds" are lying about money laundering charges and about profits.... they are making up lies to try to uphold their own decisions to prosecute an innocent woman and her son who've been working and saving lives of people for years.......  perhaps people should take a little peep into the ties between The Cancer Association and Big Pharma and the lobbyists and who is paying off whom to get certain laws passed and who is paying of whom to make certain decisions in the courtroom.

Did you know that the US "Government" owns all the patents to medical marijuana?

Marijuana Advocate Caught between State, Federal Law

It was just days after California voters passed Prop 215 in 1996, California’s top cop Dan Lungren at the time said the state would face an uphill battle dealing with the legalization of the drug.

Since then, many changes have taken place – and not just in California. Medical marijuana is legal in 19 other states, and Washington, D.C. That list includes Colorado and Washington, with both legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
Still, that hasn’t stopped the Feds from busting up medical marijuana grows and dispensaries, because it’s still illegal under federal law.

“I’m 62. I’d be 82 years old,” Patricia Albright said of the time she’s facing in prison. She’s being indicted on charges of trafficking, growing and manufacturing marijuana.

Albright says in 2010, the DEA raided her marijuana grow. She maintains that she did everything legal according to the state. Albright’s son, Jordan Wirtz, is being indicted too.

It all started in the mid-80s, when Albright says her son Trevor was battling bone cancer.

“There was a time where he was screaming for help he was in so much pain,” Albright said.

Trevor lost both eyes and was always in excruciating pain until one day, when a doctor told Albright about a form of alternative medicine.

“She said I should make him pot butter,” Albright told FOX40.

Albright says marijuana butter made a difference, but her son died at age eight. However, from that point on, she started to believe in the healing powers of cannabis.

Now, Albright faces serious charges.

“Growing marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, committing a felony while armed with a gun and structuring, which I did not do.”

If Patricia Albright is telling the truth and she did follow state laws, how is it possible the federal government can pursue a case against her?

“Let me be clear about this right now, there are no medical marijuana cards. Marijuana is illegal according to the federal government,” FOX40 Legal Analyst Ken Rosenfeld said.

Meaning the federal government has the final say, trumping state laws.

The DEA can come in at anytime and bust up what’s considered to be a legal business in certain states.

Albright sent the Obama Administration a letter. In it she says, “I am writing this to see if you or Attorney General Eric Holder can find it in your heart to help us. I believe in you…we are not criminals…”

The letter also mentions that Albright is losing her home

“What are they really after? I’m not a hardened criminal they know that,” she said.

FOX40 contact the Feds about this case, but they wouldn’t comment. However, court documents reveal an undercover DEA agent made contact with Albright and her son, and they informed them that they ship drugs to Colorado.
Agents also say they found evidence that proved Albright was trying to launder the profits she made from selling marijuana.
Patricia Albright insists that she and her son are innocent. They’re due in court July 28.

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