: Ed Rosenthal free on bail

ARON KAY pieman at pieman.org
Sat Oct 21 14:24:08 EDT 2006


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Subject: Ed Rosenthal free on bail


> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Lifevine" <Lifevine at Hemp.net>
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> Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 1:24 PM
> Subject: HT: Rosenthal free on bail
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>
> >       Marijuana guru released on bond pending trial
> >
> >       by Bay City News Service, Mercury News (San Jose)
> >       October 20th, 2006
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >       SAN FRANCISCO - Medical marijuana advocate Ed Rosenthal was
granted
> > release on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond today while he awaits a
> > federal trial in San Francisco on drug cultivation and money laundering
> > charges.
> >
> >
> >
> >       The bond was set by U.S. Magistrate Nandor Vadas in San Francisco
> and
> > was halfway between requests by prosecution and defense lawyers.
> Prosecutors
> > had asked for a $100,000 bond while Rosenthal's attorney asked that he
be
> > released on his own recognizance.
> >
> >
> >
> >       Rosenthal's next court date is a status conference on Oct. 25
before
> > U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, the judge who will preside over his
> > retrial.
> >
> >
> >
> >       Rosenthal, 61, of Oakland, the author of 13 books about marijuana,
> was
> > previously convicted in Breyer's court in 2003 of three
marijuana-related
> > felonies and sentenced to a day in prison.
> >
> >
> >
> >       But a federal appeals court overturned the conviction earlier this
> > year because of juror misconduct, thus paving the way for a retrial.
> >
> >
> >
> >       In the retrial, Rosenthal will face additional money laundering
and
> > tax evasion counts that were added to previous marijuana cultivation
> charges
> > in a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Oct. 12.
> >
> >
> >
> >       He is accused of growing marijuana for a now-defunct dispensary in
> San
> > Francisco.
> >
> >
> >
> >       Rosenthal has claimed outside of court that he sought to help
> patients
> > who needed medical marijuana. But federal drug laws make no exception
for
> a
> > California law that allows seriously ill patients to use medical
marijuana
> > on a doctor's recommendation.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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