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(ACLU)   Not News: Man buys legal medical marijuana. News: In a legal-marijuana state. Fark: He takes it back home with him. Ultrafark: And is promptly sentenced to eight years in prison, because his home state doesn't recognize legal wacky weedus   (aclu.org) divider line
    More: Asinine, Racism, Law, Crime, Black people, pounds of marijuana, Such unconstitutional practices, people of color, Patrick Beadle  
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2019-03-08 10:44:39 AM  
submitter:  The weed was not legal where he took it to hence his nice long prison sentence tor TRAFFICKING
Dude had almost 3 pounds not a bag for perosnal use
FYI  Weed is still illegal under Federal law so it is not "legal" anywhere
 
2019-03-08 10:48:55 AM  
Meanwhile.....
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2019-03-08 11:03:18 AM  
Not sure how bringing weed into a state is different from a redneck bringing their pew pew to a different state where it's not allowed.  But 8 years?  He should have lied to prosecutors and only get 47 months.
 
2019-03-08 11:05:20 AM  
He sounds non-rich and/or non-white.
 
2019-03-08 11:13:03 AM  
manafort only got 47 months
 
2019-03-08 11:23:51 AM  
That's a pretty damn harsh sentence for- <googles picture of guy in article>  Ah.  Well, now it makes perfect sense.
 
2019-03-08 11:25:31 AM  
2.89 pounds?  Totally for personal use.
 
2019-03-08 11:25:46 AM  
As much as I like pot, the guy was wrong for bringing legal weed into a non-legal area.

it's not rocket brain surgery here folks. It really isn't.
 
2019-03-08 11:26:48 AM  

Weidbrewer: That's a pretty damn harsh sentence for- <googles picture of guy in article>  Ah.  Well, now it makes perfect sense.


HAHAH, you are all morons
'possessing 2.89 pounds of marijuana'
That ain't for personal use.

You're right, it does make perfect sense, but not for the reason you think it does.
 
2019-03-08 11:27:53 AM  
He took it into a state where it was illegal. He got popped for it. It's not rocket surgery.

If it's illegal in your state, then don't bring it home. Or do so very quietly and hide yo' sh*t.
 
2019-03-08 11:27:55 AM  
Is this a repeat? Wasn't there a very similar story down south, where the guy was trucking in some serious weight and got popped?

But 8 years? Just for weed? I say nine months, out in six earliest, and two year probation.
 
2019-03-08 11:28:06 AM  

cowgirl toffee: 2.89 pounds?  Totally for personal use.


LOL... and?
 
2019-03-08 11:28:10 AM  
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2019-03-08 11:28:20 AM  

Walker: Meanwhile.....
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TDS
 
2019-03-08 11:28:28 AM  
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2019-03-08 11:29:03 AM  

Jelly Bean Raider: cowgirl toffee: 2.89 pounds?  Totally for personal use.

LOL... and?


And what?  :P

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2019-03-08 11:29:15 AM  
WOW OLD CLLICKBAIT IS EXCITING
 
2019-03-08 11:29:21 AM  

cowgirl toffee: 2.89 pounds?  Totally for personal use.


Gotta stock up if it's not legal in your state.
 
2019-03-08 11:29:46 AM  

enry: Not sure how bringing weed into a state is different from a redneck bringing their pew pew to a different state where it's not allowed.


Really?  You're not sure how it's different?  Tell you what.  I'll point a gun at you and you point some weed at me, and we'll see who runs away first.

Does that clarify anything for you?
 
2019-03-08 11:30:17 AM  
 
2019-03-08 11:30:56 AM  
Shouldn't it be

Not news: .......,
Not news: ........
Not news: .........

If you haven't learned by now that the things that are legal in one state are not necessarily legal in another, then there is not really that much hope for you.

Should have the dumbass tag as well.

/this is not a commentary on the legality of weed. I personally think the criminality and stiff sentences are ridiculous.
 
2019-03-08 11:31:01 AM  

mrsleep: Weidbrewer: That's a pretty damn harsh sentence for- <googles picture of guy in article>  Ah.  Well, now it makes perfect sense.

HAHAH, you are all morons
'possessing 2.89 pounds of marijuana'
That ain't for personal use.

You're right, it does make perfect sense, but not for the reason you think it does.


2.89 lbs is called a personal stash in a state that doesn't allow you to get it on a whim. I buy 2-3 grams at a time, knowing I can come right back as soon as I want. Should I have to drive 2000 miles each time, yeah, I would probably get a few pounds.
 
2019-03-08 11:31:23 AM  
Just the corporate state enforcing its regulation of intoxicating substances. Gotta protect their profits from those evil little entrepreneurs.
 
2019-03-08 11:31:35 AM  
Sorry officer but the speed limit in my state is 75 so you can just keep that ticket to yourself thank you very much.
 
2019-03-08 11:32:12 AM  
Nice article ACLU.  Too bad there's no entity that champions civil liberty to file suit and/or help him with his appeal.
 
2019-03-08 11:32:39 AM  
OK great, it's legal in some states, and I live in one of the legal states. Fine whatever. But crossing state lines with almost 3 pounds into a state where it's not legal is kinda dumb.
 
2019-03-08 11:33:11 AM  
8 years?!? Black or Dealer weight?
*reads*
[why_not_both.jpg] FTW!!!

/gotta love when dreads are "probable cause".
 
2019-03-08 11:33:30 AM  

hubiestubert: He took it into a state where it was illegal. He got popped for it. It's not rocket surgery.

If it's illegal in your state, then don't bring it home. Or do so very quietly and hide yo' sh*t.


Right, but 8 years in prison? That's exceedingly harsh.
 
2019-03-08 11:33:37 AM  

wxboy: cowgirl toffee: 2.89 pounds?  Totally for personal use.

Gotta stock up if it's not legal in your state.


Pfft.  Like you can't find weed.

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:P
 
2019-03-08 11:35:10 AM  
Unfortunately, despite what other states have legalized, marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug and illegal under federal law. Georgia considers even an ounce as a felony possession.

It's some utter bullshiat, but govern your actions accordingly when traveling over state lines.
 
2019-03-08 11:35:11 AM  

Jelly Bean Raider: LOL... and?



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2019-03-08 11:36:03 AM  
Stupid people do stupid things.  It's not farking legal in your state, moron.

/8 years is way over the top though.
 
2019-03-08 11:36:05 AM  
I do think the no-tolerance punishments for marijuana are just stupid, but dude.  Bringing 3 pounds of pot into Mississippi?  Almost need to be locked up for protection from your own poor judgement.
 
2019-03-08 11:36:07 AM  

Badafuco: hubiestubert: He took it into a state where it was illegal. He got popped for it. It's not rocket surgery.

If it's illegal in your state, then don't bring it home. Or do so very quietly and hide yo' sh*t.

Right, but 8 years in prison? That's exceedingly harsh.


Free food and a roof over his head for eight years?   What's harsh about that?  And think of all the new friends he's gonna make in them Mississippi prisons!

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2019-03-08 11:36:07 AM  

wxboy: cowgirl toffee: 2.89 pounds?  Totally for personal use.

Gotta stock up if it's not legal in your state.


Because you are totally not allowed to ever go back and buy more.
 
2019-03-08 11:36:35 AM  
                                   Maybe it's time to see...
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2019-03-08 11:36:47 AM  
Hmmm, as much as I believe that our court system is ridiculously biased, I have to chock this up to "play stupid games, win stupid prizes." 2.89 lbs is a ridiculous amount of pot to be driving with over state lines.
 
2019-03-08 11:37:00 AM  
Ok so they arrest this guy who needs medical pot. I assume he's sick or has health issues?

Anyway..based on that assumption, he's now under arrest and the taxpayers are now on the hook to pay for his medical treatments while in jail.

So once again, who's the winner here?
 
2019-03-08 11:37:06 AM  
I'm having a hard time understanding why this sort of thing is good for gun laws but bad for marijuana laws.
 
2019-03-08 11:37:29 AM  

enry: Not sure how bringing weed into a state is different from a redneck bringing their pew pew to a different state where it's not allowed.  But 8 years?  He should have lied to prosecutors and only get 47 months.


Because you can't hurt others or yourself with the cannabis.
 
2019-03-08 11:37:38 AM  

wxboy: cowgirl toffee: 2.89 pounds?  Totally for personal use.

Gotta stock up if it's not legal in your state.


brother, i stock up more than anyone i know

Nobody has 46 ounces for personal use.
 
2019-03-08 11:37:45 AM  
Obligatory...

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2019-03-08 11:39:00 AM  
"But Mississippi doesn't have the third highest incarceration rate in the world for no reason.
Mr. Beadle was pulled over at 10 a.m. by police in Madison County for crossing over a lane line on the side of the road, a useful pretext for police.. "

That's quite the shiathole you have running there, assholes.
 
2019-03-08 11:39:14 AM  

dittybopper: I'm having a hard time understanding why this sort of thing is good for gun laws but bad for marijuana laws.


Because of federal drug laws.  :/
 
2019-03-08 11:39:37 AM  

Badafuco: hubiestubert: He took it into a state where it was illegal. He got popped for it. It's not rocket surgery.

If it's illegal in your state, then don't bring it home. Or do so very quietly and hide yo' sh*t.

Right, but 8 years in prison? That's exceedingly harsh.


Well, I mean, it's not like he was an upstanding individual like Paulie Manafort, right?
 
2019-03-08 11:39:37 AM  

dr_blasto: manafort only got 47 months


I was listening to a radio show about this. A man called in upset that financial criminals tend to go to minimum security prisons. He wanted Manafort to go to a maximum security facility, to be incarcerated alongside rapists and murderers.

The caller's justification here was that going to a worse prison would make being sentenced a more effective deterrent.

Flipping that script here - Beadle surely must have known he was going to a State with regressive drug laws. Was he not sufficiently deterred from brining nearly 3lbs of marijuana with him? If not, what would provide sufficient deterrence for these scofflaws?
 
2019-03-08 11:40:17 AM  
dude was trafficking drugs.  sorry, you got caught, but um, that was a risk you knew you were taking.
 
2019-03-08 11:41:33 AM  
One , it's a REPOST,
Two , it from Oct 2018

Three, sure the guy was buying 2.89 lbs of MJ and was for personal use.  Dressing up like a Rasta didn't help much.
 
2019-03-08 11:41:55 AM  

mrsleep: Weidbrewer: That's a pretty damn harsh sentence for- <googles picture of guy in article>  Ah.  Well, now it makes perfect sense.

HAHAH, you are all morons
'possessing 2.89 pounds of marijuana'
That ain't for personal use.

You're right, it does make perfect sense, but not for the reason you think it does.


One of my neighbors, when I was in high school, used to buy a 3lb brick every year from a friend out of state. He kept it in a locked humidor and picked at it for the year. So yeah, it might be for personal use. It wouldn't surprise me if police gave him the choice of "is this for you and your wife and are we bringing her in too? Or were you planning on selling some and getting charged with intent to distribute?"
 
2019-03-08 11:42:19 AM  
I am a proponent of the legalization.  And I think this is ridiculously stupid.  I also think the sentence is exceedingly harsh.  And I also hope that somehow reason prevails and this gets overturned.

But in the meantime...  If you KNOW you are buying legally somewhere, and then taking it to a place where it is NOT legal, what the hell did you expect was going to happen?!?

When was in CO, I had a good time.  And I made it a special point to not have anything at all on me when boarding a plane back home.

This is not difficult to understand.  And it's super easy to avoid.  I'm sorry for this guy.  I really am.  But that was really, really stupid.
 
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