The new Anderson case is full of "legalese" but it boils down to the following:
The defense said they were protected by the "medical marijuana" laws. The jury was told that a medical marijuana cooperative must involve an association of qualified patients to cultivate medical marijuana collectively or cooperatively, and that the amount of marijuana possessed or cultivated can't exceed the needs of the patients of the collective.
What the jury wasn't told --but should have been---was that the cooperative formed to cultivate medical marijuana doesn't have to consist of members who all share in the work of cultivation; it can be organized so that some members work and others contribute money. In addition, the jury wasn't told that that the exchange of marijuana for money does not, by itself, make a transaction unlawful within a collective or cooperative. Reversed! Good case
People v. Anderson; F066737; 1/9/15; C/A 5th
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