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  • ShereeKrider 3:33 pm on April 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Canada's Oil Men, , Court, Daren McCormick, , Justice, Nova Scotia, possession, Preliminary Hearing, , , THC Oil   

    Canadian Oil Men Continue On…Daren McCormick’s Preliminary Hearing begins… 


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    Free Man On The Land Daren Wayne of the Family McCormick, son of a Canadian Military Man, is originally from Northport, Nova Scotia.  He has traveled all across Canada and Europe and it was in his travels that he met the infamous Mr. Rick Simpson.

    He was introduced to Rick Simpson and saw what he had accomplished with Cannabis oil and he began growing “for the cause”, to help seriously ill people, at virtually no charge.   After Rick Simpson was raided and left Canada, Daren continued on.

    The rest is becoming history…

    The last plant left behind after the raid

    Above:   Rick Simpson, with the last plant left behind after the raid

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    Chris Harrigan has been following Daren’s story closely and has documented the saga on video.

    This first link to the video below gives the background of the story.

    I will ask you to please watch the video’s as they absolutely  explain the situation at hand and why everyone should rally and support Daren in his unjust predicament.  He is absolutely being targeted for giving away free Cannabis oil to seriously ill people. 

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    The next video gives some information about the preliminary trial in Daren’s last arrest which took place on April 3rd. 

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    Below:  April 3rd, after the Preliminary Trial

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    Daren has a very dedicated entourage of followers who believe in his cause and know of the injustice that has been inflicted upon him and they steadfastly remain by his side to support him.

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    Above:  Daren’s Cannabis garden, after the raid on August 23, 2017.

    There is so much information available on Daren’s cases that there is no way I could input it all here.  Please use the links provided to see what has been published so far.

    I will post any further information that I get.

    Below:  A Star Is Born!

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    Kevin James  April 2 ·  

    Introducing the Cumberland Colchester Marijuana Party of Nova Scotia.

    Pursuant to s448 (2)c; s449 of the Canada Elections Act, and s.127 (3.2) of the Income Tax Act;

    […is an electoral district association of the marijuana party & its AGENTS, ARE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE OFFICIAL RECEIPTS…]

    Corporate Structure, Formalization & Bylaws to be released shortly….

    Meet the Rev Bros… REvenue Agents…

    ☆ stay tuned…

    attending Court Support Drop Charges Keep Daren Free! with Daren Mccormick, marijuana party and Miss Molly in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

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    RELATED:

    Cannabis and Coffee…with Daren McCormick

    DAREN MCCORMICK IS OUT!

    “I think I had an undercover Cop in my driveway yesterday”…

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10214606231003819&set=a.4603332195673.175806.1063400382&type=3&theater

    http://cannabishealthindex.com/

    http://www.cumberlandnewsnow.com/news/local/charges-against-simpson-withdrawn-29171/

    https://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2007/09/18/5081

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/december052009/rick_simpson_bk.php

    https://www.facebook.com/what4man?hc_location=ufi

    https://steemit.com/medicine/@xhrgn/urgent-canadian-cannabis-healer-facing-minimum-of-5-years-in-prison

    https://steemit.com/medicine/@xhrgn/canadian-cannabis-healer-daren-mccormick-s-preliminary-trial-today

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  • ShereeKrider 5:35 pm on April 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , felony offense, , , , , possession, sentencing, , tenneesee, ,   

    Thorne Peters LIVE from Shelby County Justice Center in Memphis Tn … 


    Mike Cox 3 hrs ·

    Thorne Peters taking a stand for all of us today, saying No Mens Rea, no guilty mind, no crime no time. This is sickening folks. Mens Rea has been a principle of criminal law since the beginning of Law. He will be live very shortly and there is no more important fight on this planet.

    thorne       Video LINK ABOVE!  

    “I am on my way to be sentenced as a violent offender…”

    I write this post, Mr. Thorne Peters is “live” in front of the Shelby County Justice Center, awaiting arrest for attempting to sell a minute amount of Cannabis in a baggie – prior to his sentencing for the case he lost to a jury for “No Mens Rea”.  Apparently jury nullification is not alive and well in “Memphrica”.

    THE KINGPIN THORNE PETERS will be sentenced to 12 years in prison as a violent criminal today . . . though the evidence and testimony proved that no crime had been committed nor had any act of violence taken place. It is time for those who declare themselves to be lawyer activists to focus their efforts on following the law over over criminal codes; by upholding the rights of humanity over political policies; and declaring that we are FREE at birth not SLAVE to legislation. LINK

    With an online audience of approximately 75 and numerous people supporting him outside the Justice Center, he has yet to be arrested for trafficking – outside the Center… It is now 11:09 am Central Time.

    With the storms forecasted to move through the area later today, the wind is so strong it seems as though it is trying to blow him away…  Yet he stands tall and waits – waits for true justice – for ALL – NOT JUST A FEW! 

    “I am dealing pot”, he shouts!  To no immediate avail of Officers.

    Then, suddenly, with a burst of wind the video ends…

    But the saga of Thorne Peters is just beginning.

    The “…very first Cannabis Dispensary” has been opened in Shelby County !  said Thorne Peters.

    The Officer’s in the area seemed to ignore what was going on. 

    Police continually walk past him and try to not look at him!

    “What if you dealt pot in front of a Police Station and nobody cared?” said Thorne.

    “I AM THE LAW”  “NO MEN’S REA”

    Obviously, Thorne Peters is making his presence known in the Cannabis World, advocating for ALL people, not just “some” of us!

    “How would you reconcile the fact that they are not arresting me?” asks Thorne, at about 11:41 am, still standing and flaunting his baggie of Cannabis, after he has already sold several others!

    The police continue to walk by ….

    “C-A-N-N-A-B-I-S”!!!!!!

    Thorne shouts!

    Thorne Peters I am calling out those lawyers who believe they stand for justice to stand for ME.When you follow the law to set ME FREE, everyone is FREE! “I AM THE LAW!” #NOMENSREA . . . Tom Lucky Matthew Pappas Michael Minardi
    LEARN & SHARE THE “NO MENS REA” WAY TO END PROHIBITION! Listen to those who have used the lawful offensive of NO MENS REA to force the court to follow the law and drop these inhuman charges. We don’t need no LEGISLATION! We don’t need no MEDICALIZATION! We don’t need no DECRIMINALIZATION! We don’t need no JURY NULLIFICATION! We don’t need no ABROGATION! We don’t need no JUSTIFICATION! We don’t need no RE-LEGALIZATION! We don’t need no LEGALIZATION and we damn sure don’t need no LEGISLATION to be FREE at least from God & government almighty! If you or yours are unjustly arrested for PROHIBITION charges, you must proceed PRO SE to jury trial and just say: “NO MENS REA” . . . the lawful offensive to prove that we are FREE by birth not Slave to LEGISLATION! “I AM THE LAW!” “LIVE ON FB” DAILY @4:20 PM ET . . . #NOMENSREA
    https://www.facebook.com/thorne.peters/videos/vb.100002110628199/1541003635979976/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab

    At 11:57 AM I continue to watch, so far no arrest has been made.  It seems as though they do not want to bless him with an arrest for trafficking Cannabis, at least not today!  They will await his presence for Sentencing…  for the previous trial, which they won, because Juror’s do not understand the meaning of “Jury Nullification”, nor “No Mens Rea”.

    At 12:09 Linda Harrah reports that they have arrested Thorne…

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    “FAILURE TO APPEAR???  WHAT ABOUT MY WEED???”  Shouts Thorne!

    The Officer states that they are “…not worried about the Cannabis”.

    Thorne Peters has now officially been arrested, yet again, for

    FAILURE TO APPEAR (FOR SENTENCING)…

    STAY TUNED – UPDATES WILL FOLLOW!

    RELATED:

    FOUND GUILTY, BY JURY, of “possession of pot – that I was not in possession of…” Thorne Peters

    (TN) Thorne Peters–The Trial of the Millennium Continues today

    Thorne Peters and Rebecca Forbes discuss “No Mens Rae” and her charge of Cannabis possession

    Is No Mens Rae “The plea to SET US FREE” ?

    https://www.facebook.com/thorne.peters/videos/1667333770013628/?hc_ref=ARSkWfoYbUYzP3KjRW8b6BJanRKLuvGihk6xSQ_QjW3UPDG9-cxQYSmfGyf5xOSUpPI

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/thorne-peters/off-to-prison/1667024840044521/

    https://www.facebook.com/thorne.peters/videos/1667333770013628/?notif_id=1522772521279937&notif_t=live_video_explicit

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/thorne-peters/off-to-prison/1667024840044521/

    https://www.facebook.com/linda.harrah.5

    THE KINGPIN THORNE PETERS will be sentenced to 12 years in prison as a violent criminal today . . . though the evidence and testimony proved that no crime had been committed nor had any act of violence taken place. It is time for those who declare themselves to be lawyer activists to focus their efforts on following the law over over criminal codes; by upholding the rights of humanity over political policies; and declaring that we are FREE at birth not SLAVE to legislation.  LINK

     
  • ShereeKrider 6:12 pm on October 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Drug Addiction, Drug Bust, , possession, prison,   

    Why are more Americans in jail for marijuana use than violent crime? 


    More people in the United States are now in jail for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined, a new study finds….On any given day in the US, at least 137,000 Americans are in prison on drug possession, not sales, charges, says a new report that finds that the “tough on drugs” policies may be disproportionately affecting low-income, black Americans.

    By Ellen Powell, Staff October 12, 2016

    More people in the United States are now in jail for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined, a new study finds….

    The report, released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch, points out that violent crime arrests in the US have dropped 36 percent in the past two decades. Meanwhile, arrests for drug possession – including marijuana and other illicit drugs – are up 13 percent. Those arrests tend to be concentrated in neighborhoods with high crime rates, where police officers are on the lookout for any offense. As a result, lower-income, black Americans are most likely to be arrested for possessing even trace amounts of illicit drugs. (Black Americans are 2.5 times as likely to be arrested on drug-related charges, according to federal data, even though they use drugs at the same rate as white Americans.) Those who can’t afford to post bail spend substantial amounts of time in jail, even before their case goes to trial.

    Tougher sentencing was intended to get chronic repeat offenders off the street, reduce drug use, and protect public health. But the “tough on drugs” policy prevalent since the 1980s isn’t working, the report argues. Criminalizing drug possession is derailing individuals’ lives and hurting the families who depend on them, while doing little to prevent drug use and abuse.

    “While families, friends, and neighbors understandably want government to take action to prevent the potential harm caused by drug use, criminalization is not the answer,” Tess Borden, the study’s author, said in a Human Rights Watch press release. “Locking people up for using drugs causes tremendous harm, while doing nothing to help those who need and want treatment.”

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    The report comes at a time when the Obama administration and a bipartisan effort in Congress has already taken steps at judicial reform. For example, the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act erased a 5-year-minimum sentence for simple crack possession. As The Christian Science Monitor reported, “much of the Obama administration’s work has been done courthouse by courthouse. For one, the Department of Justice has guided prosecutors to curb the use of mandatory minimums for drug crimes. But the president has also made broader strokes.” 

    Since 2014, the Obama administration expanded the criteria for clemency-seekers, leading to hundreds of who were given long-term sentences for drug charges to be released. 

    But the ALCU report says that in some states, such as Texas, a “habitual offender” law means prosecutors still can push for longer sentences, including life sentences, for those with two prior convictions. The actual amount of the drug that individuals possess doesn’t matter.

    And what most concerns many low-income Americans is the impact on families. While the accused are in jail, even before trial, they’re not earning a wage, meaning that in some homes the water and lights could be cut off. A woman in Louisiana with a prison record told the rights groups that because of her probation, her family could not get food stamps for a year. That means her children will be eating whatever she can find in the dumpster, she explained. It can also be hard for those arrested to find a job when they get out. 

    “When you’re a low-income person of color using drugs, you’re criminalized…. When we’re locked up, we’re not only locked in but also locked out. Locked out of housing…. Locked out of employment and other services,” said one New York City man who had been repeatedly arrested for drug charges over the past 30 years.

    Criminalizing drugs, the report says, can actually increase the risks associated with drug use. Driving traffic underground “discourages access to emergency medicine, overdose prevention services, and risk-reducing practices such as syringe exchanges.”

    The report calls for an increase in rehabilitation programs and a move to treat drug use as a public health issue, rather than lumping it in with violent crime. That’s an approach the Obama administration is on-board with, Mario Moreno, spokesman for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, suggested. “We cannot arrest our way out of the drug problem,” he told CBS.

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  • ShereeKrider 2:47 am on April 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Lee Carroll Brooker, Life without Parole, possession   

    After Fighting for Freedom, 76-yo Vet Sentenced to Die In Prison for Treating His Illness With Pot 


     

     

    Claire Bernish April 21, 2016

    As public frustration helps sound the death knell for the drug war, its arbitrary laws and policies appear even more absurd. In the latest inexcusable enforcement of an antiquated law, 76-year-old disabled veteran Lee Carroll Brooker will live out what should be his golden years behind bars — for simple possession of cannabis.

    Brooker had been treating multiple chronic conditions with cannabis he grew in his son’s backyard; but when officials in Alabama officials discovered the three dozen plants, they threw him in prison for life — without the possibility of parole.

    Thanks to a pointless mandatory minimum sentencing catchall — and the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear his case this week — Brooker has been left little recourse but to ultimately die in jail for treating his ailments with a plant.

    “Alabama, like three other states, mandates a life without parole sentence for simple possession of small amounts of marijuana by people with certain prior felony convictions — and Mr. Brooker had been convicted of a string of robberies twenty years earlier in Florida, crimes for which he served ten years in prison,” The New York Times explained. “In such a case, the law doesn’t require prosecutors to prove any intent to sell the drug.”

    Essentially, Brooker has been imprisoned twice for the same crime — because he sought relief from nature instead of arguably dangerous, legal and often lethal pharmaceuticals, courtesy of Big Pharma. Worse, Alabama’s already irrational law sets the cutoff in a case like this at 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram), and Brooker’s plants weighed just 2.8 pounds — but that included unusable parts, like stalks and leaves.

    Make no mistake — this is an unjust law, an unjust conviction, and a ridiculous capitulation by the Supreme Court to Alabama’s archaic notion a nonviolent offense should somehow land a vet behind bars for life and separate him from his medicine — as if law were an inflexible monster to be beholden to, no matter its worth.

    In fact, as the Times pointed out, “[W]hile the sentence was mandatory, the prosecutor was not required to bring the precise charges that triggered it. Prosecutorial discretion here, as in most cases, is a central factor in determining what punishment defendants face.”

    In other words, the prosecutor railroaded Brooker over his personal, medicinal plants — by choice. Brooker, who joined the U.S. Army at age 17 and came under fire in both Lebanon and the Dominican Republic, eventually rose to the rank of sergeant in the 82nd Airborne — where he was decorated for infantry service. 

    Vox reported that even “notoriously conservative” Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore characterized Brooker’s sentence as “excessive and unjustified.” And according to the Times, the judge deciding the vet’s fate would have preferred to hand down a lighter sentence, but once the charges had been brought as they were, he was obligated to enforce the letter of the law.

    Yes, this disabled man technically broke the law; but proffering such a rebuttal rings hollow, if not cold, considering the majority of Americans support cannabis legalization. Legality does not dictate morality.

    A growing segment of officials and public figures do, as well, as The Free Thought Project reported recently, more than 1,000 police, world leaders, celebrities, and others signed a letter calling to summarily end the disastrous war on drugs.

    In fact, though little comfort to Brooker now, the Drug Enforcement Agency will likely downgrade cannabis from its inexplicable Schedule 1 classification to Schedule 2 — as early as July of this year. Note that while a plethora of viable arguments can be asserted for rescheduling, considering states with laws like Alabama’s — and cases like Brooker’s — the slight concession by federal law would make a comparative, whopping difference.

    Brooker attempted to bring his case before the highest court in the land as an inarguable violation of the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment — to no avail. The court’s stonewall, in itself, could be considered as much — in an increasing number of states, Brooker’s so-called crime would have been perfectly legal.

    For now, though, it appears the 76-year-old will suffer the consequences of bad policy, unjustifiable law, and the cruelty of ostensible authority figures who were all just doing their jobs.

    Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/life-sentence-75-year-old-vet-slightly-plant-allowed-law/#s8Vo4JapilISzggR.99

     
  • ShereeKrider 9:24 pm on June 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , joints, , possession   

    Man Serving 13 Years For Possessing Marijuana Two Joints Is Denied Clemency 


    Man Serving 13 Years For Possessing Marijuana Two Joints Is Denied Clemency

    Posted by Johnny Green at 7:30 AM on June 22, 2015 Ending Marijuana Prohibition

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    According to at least one reputable study, alcohol is 114 times more harmful than marijuana. Marijuana is also safer than tobacco and pharmaceuticals, both of which are legal. Knowing that, why does Louisiana have such harsh marijuana laws? A man is serving a 13 year sentence for possessing two marijuana joints in Louisiana. That’s right, a jail bed is being reserved for 13 years for a person who possessed two joints. There are pedophiles that serve less time than that, but sadly, that’s how the State of Louisiana treats marijuana.

    One would think that a Governor would learn of this colossal waste of taxpayer dollars and would step up and grant clemency. However, Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal had the opportunity to do just that, but refused to do so. Per Anthony Papa’s article on Alternet:

    Bernard Noble, an individual serving 13 years for possessing two marijuana joints applied for clemency and was recently denied. The reason behind the denial was he had not yet served 10 years in prison. Bernard’s sentence is a prime example of the draconian nature of the marijuana laws in many states across the country. In stark contrast to Louisiana, many states have decriminalized possession of marijuana for personal use, with the offense being punishable by a fine and with no threat of jail time.

    This is truly a case of injustice and the vehicle of clemency is totally appropriate here. But for some reason Gov. Jindal and his administration refuses to show compassion and follow the recent lead of President Obama who granted clemency to twenty two prisoners this March.

    No one should serve even one minute in a jail cell for marijuana, let alone 13 years. How is this man such a danger to society that he needs to lose his freedom for so long? In Oregon, where I live, I’ll be able to possess up to eight ounces of marijuana starting next week. So why is Louisiana so far behind on the times? I don’t think I could ever live in Louisiana as a result of their ultra-harsh marijuana laws, or even visit for that matter, no matter how beautiful the state is.

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    About Johnny Green

    Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.

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  • ShereeKrider 9:04 pm on June 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Criminal, , MaryJane, Newark Airport, , possession   

    Man hid marijuana in ‘Mary Jane’ candy wrappers at airport: cops 


    By Philip Messing and Chris Perez

    June 22, 2015 | 2:36pm

     

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    This dope must of been high on his own supply.

    A passenger at Newark Airport tried to sneak a stash of marijuana past the TSA — disguising it in Mary Jane candy wrappers, authorities said.

    Gregory Murphy’s “bad trip” started Friday at around 5pm when he heard his name being paged over the loudspeakers as he prepared to board a plane at Gate 85, according to Port Authority police.

    The 49-year-old Toms River, N.J. resident was confronted by TSA officers after they discovered Zig-Zag rolling papers and “a green leafy vegetation” inside of his checked luggage.

    Murphy later admitted to Port Authority police that the greens — which was wrapped in seven Mary Jane candy wrappers and concealed in a plastic zip-lock baggie — was in fact marijuana and that it and the rolling papers belonged to him, authorities said.

    Murphy was arrested and issued summonses for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has been released and is due in court on July 7th.

     

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