‘Kettle Falls Five’ Members Get Prison Time In Federal Marijuana Case

IRice sentenced Rolland Gregg to 2 years and 9 months in prison. He gave Gregg’s wife, Michelle, and his mother, Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, 1 year and 1 day in federal custody.

WASHINGTON: The marijuana grow that netted jail time for four members of a self-proclaimed medicinal farming family out of Stevens County may have started with good intentions, but ended as a “distribution center,” said the federal judge who handed down their sentences Friday. “Maybe that was a byproduct of being so successful,” said U.S. District Court Judge Read the full article…

Larry Harvey, Famed Washington Medical Marijuana Patient, Dies From Cancer

Larry Harvey, a Washington state medical marijuana patient who had faced years in prison in a high-profile federal medical marijuana case, died Thursday at age 71.

WASHINGTON:  Larry Harvey, a Washington state medical marijuana patient who had faced 10 years in prisonin a high-profile federal pot case, died Thursday at age 71, a family spokeswoman said. Harvey succumbed to pancreatic cancer in Colville, Washington, Kari Boiter, a medical marijuana activist and spokeswoman for the family, told HuffPost. Federal prosecutors dropped all charges against Harvey Read the full article…

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 Read the full article…

‘Kettle Falls Five’ Outcome May Mean Changes For Federal Drug Prosecutions

Onlooker's at the federal trial of self-proclaimed medical marijuana growers believes it’s unlikely federal prosecutors will pursue similar charges again.

WASHINGTON:  At least one interested onlooker at this week’s federal trial of self-proclaimed medical marijuana growers from Stevens County believes it’s unlikely federal prosecutors will pursue similar charges again. “My belief is, unless it’s an extremely unique factual case, we will not be seeing these types of cases in federal courts any longer,” said Roger Peven, Read the full article…

Federal Jury Acquits On 4 Of 5 Pot Charges Against Kettle Falls Five

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WASHINGTON:  A pot-growing Kettle Falls family was acquitted on four of the five federal charges against them tonight in a case that was seen as a barometer for how conflicts between state and federal drug laws will be handled. Rhonda Lee Firestack-Harvey, along with her son Roland Gregg and his wife, Michelle, each were convicted Read the full article…

Deliberations Begin In Washington Medical Marijuana Trial

A 12-member federal jury is deciding the fate of a group known as the "Kettle Falls Five"

WASHINGTON:  Jurors Tuesday began deciding a case that marijuana-legalization advocates hope is one of the last of its kind: A federal prosecution of medical marijuana users. The 12-member federal jury is deciding the fate of three members of a group known as the “Kettle Falls Five,” who in 2012 were caught growing marijuana on property Read the full article…

Lawyers Make Closing Arguments, Verdict Expected Soon In Eastern Washington Medical Marijuana Case

The government will get one more chance this morning to rebut the 'Kettle Falls Five' defense’s arguments and then the case will be handed over to the jury.

WASHINGTON:  After nearly four days of questioning witnesses and showing dozens of photos and videos, lawyers in the case of the so-called “Kettle Falls Five” made their closing arguments Monday afternoon. The government will get one more chance this morning to rebut the defense’s arguments and then the case will be handed over to the Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Trial Pits State Vs. Federal Laws

A 12-member federal jury is deciding the fate of a group known as the "Kettle Falls Five"

WASHINGTON:  Federal prosecutors are trying to persuade a jury that a cancer-stricken man and his family were illegally growing and distributing marijuana in the forest outside their northeastern Washington home despite claims by the “Kettle Falls Five” that they were instead raising legal medical cannabis for their personal use. The case against Larry Harvey‘s family Read the full article…

Cannabis Legalization In America

IRice sentenced Rolland Gregg to 2 years and 9 months in prison. He gave Gregg’s wife, Michelle, and his mother, Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, 1 year and 1 day in federal custody.

WASHINGTON: In Washington State, where voters made recreational marijuana legal for adults, the so-called “Kettle Falls Five” family face 10 years in prison for a medicinal grow! The SUPERSTARS of hempfest give their recommendation to states fighting for legalization. 420_MEDIA’s Kerri Accardi put together the following film in support of the family’s upcoming trial.  

Judge Denies Dismissal Of Marijuana Case Against ‘Kettle Falls Five’

“We thought we were legal, that’s the bottom line,” Harvey said. “We didn’t think we was doing anything wrong.”

WASHINGTON: Judge Thomas O. Rice has denied the motion to dismiss the criminal case against the Kettle Falls Five, setting up a likely appeal. You can read Rice’s motion at the bottom of this story. Original story follows: The trial for the quintet of marijuana farmers dubbed the “Kettle Falls Five” seems destined for another delay. Read the full article…