Member Of Kettle Falls Five Sentenced To 16 Months In Jail For Marijuana Operation

A federal judge has rejected the medical marijuana defense of a member of the so-called “Kettle Falls Five” growing family and sentenced Jason Lee Zucker to 16 months in prison.

WASHINGTON:  A federal judge rejected the medical marijuana defense of a member of the so-called “Kettle Falls Five” growing family and sentenced Jason Lee Zucker on Friday to 16 months in prison.

“There is no such thing as medical marijuana,” U.S. District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice said. “There is no such thing in federal law.”

Zucker is the first to be sentenced in the case. He pleaded guilty the day before trial began in March and testified for the federal government against Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, Rolland Gregg and Michelle Gregg, saying he twice brought more than 70 plants from his home in Seattle to the Harvey property in rural Stevens County in 2011 and 2012. Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin Baunsgard said Friday Zucker’s testimony was “integral” to obtaining convictions against his co-defendants and urged the lighter sentence. He could have been sent to federal prison for five years.

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Comments

  1. says

    Being a Medical Cannabis Patient. I think there should be no jail time, CANNABIS IS MEDICINE, and they are patients growing medicine. APPEAL THIS RULING! PATIENTS ARENT DRUG DEALERS, THEY USE CANNABIS AS MEDICINE. WA STATE IS ALREADY LOOKING AT A WAR IF ALL THE PATIENTS OBTAIN THE ATTY WE ARE GETTING TO SUE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FOR TREADING ON OUR MEDS! I WILL REITERATE, INCASE LEGISLATORS DONT HEAR ME…CANNABIS IS MEDICINE! MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYWRS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY. We as patients will continue to stand up for Medical Cannabis Patients in the State of WA! We are all behind you guys all the way! Hugs and prayers sent!

  2. Nina says

    I think Judge Rice needs to do some thinking. Of course there is nothing in federal law about medical marijuana. When those laws were written, it was considered a crime. The world is changing and poor ole’ Judge Rice just can’t accept it. I hope that family member of the Kettle Falls Five gets an early release. As a taxpayer, I’m pissed that my tax dollars are being used to lock up someone who don’t deserve it.

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