A Medical Marijuana Death Sentence
Posted on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 08:28:00 AM EST
Tags: medical marijuana (all tags)
R.I.P., Richard Flor, a 68 year old medical marijuana dispensary owner who has died in federal prison. The story will make you sick.
US District Court Judge Charles Lovell sentenced Flor to to 5 years in federal prison despite testimony that he was suffering from a variety of illnesses, including dementia, diabetes, hepatitis C, and osteoporosis. Lovell did recommend that Flor "be designated for incarceration at a federal medical center" where his "numerous physical and mental diseases and conditions can be evaluated and treated."
Months after beginning his sentence, he still hadn't been transferred to a medical facility. His lawyer described his condition in a brief:
On multiple occasions while in custody, Flor had fallen out of bed breaking his ribs, his clavicle and his cervical bones as well as injuring vertebrae in his spine. Flor also suffered from dementia, diabetes and kidney failure among other ailments,.
Here's what the Judge had to say: [More..]
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