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Attorney Ben Rice Updates the Medical Marijuana Scene in Santa Cruz on FRSC tonight 7 PM. (11/8)
Roger Mentch's attorney and local anti-Drug War activist Ben Rice will give updates tonight (Thursday November 8th) at 7 PM on Free Radio Santa Cruz (101.1 FM, www.freakradio.org). Call in at 831-427-3772 with questions and comments.
Mentch's next LOCAL court date is November 15, 2006. This is not about the feds, but about Sheriff Robbin and D.A. Bob Lee, about our own local Board of Supervisors--which refuses to take a strong stand against these prosecutions.
It's about a bizarre LOCAL illegal standard being used to prosecute Mentch, claiming that he can't do what the city's marijuana clubs do with city permission--sell marijuana for a reasonable return to those who need it with appropriate documentation.
The above decision requiring a new trial is being appealed by the Attorney General's office. Mentch is also slated to be tried on a second round of charges (felony cultivation, sales, possession, etc.).
Check out his attorney Ben Rice'at a Medical Marijuana forum held several months ago at the Santa Cruz Law Library at http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb061029.mp3 . Skip ahead past the loud music to the 80-minute forum.
The Thursday interview will soon to be posted at http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb061108.mp3).