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‘Not Guilty’ in Craigslist Pot Case

A Nevada County jury has found a man accused of selling medical marijuana on Craigslist ‘not guilty’. 54 year-old Ronald Hansen was acquitted of three charges–possession of marijuana for sale, cultivation of marijuana, and sale or transportation of marijuana.  District Attorney Cliff Newell says he’s surprised by the verdict…

Listen to Cliff Newell

Hansen’s attorney Stephen Munkelt says the jury was sympathetic to Hansen once they learned what kind of guy he was…

Listen to Stephen Munkelt

Sheriff’s officials say undercover deputies contacted Hansen in 2011 and arranged a meeting with him. There was a small transaction to confirm that the marijuana was, in fact, in the vehicle and that there was a deal to be made. The value of the marijuana was listed at 300 dollars. After the CraigsList buy, a search of Hansen’s home turned up several marijuana plants with an estimated street value of 180-thousand dollars.

3 Comments

February 24, 2013

RustyBucket

This stupid laws going to become the governments shame!

February 24, 2013

Robert Chase

Every person accused of cannabis offenses is not guilty. If you are called to serve on a jury, act against the institutionalized injustice which has made the supposed "land of the free" the world's leading jailer. The US is now the least free country on Earth, if by "free" one means living free of a cell.

March 5, 2013

215 patient

Im glad that justice has been served. medical marijuana is medical marijuana MEDICAL! The police don't care about the law. they are just looking for ways to make money for the cities and put innocent people in jail. please go fight some real crime and stop posing as valid medical marijuana card holders so you can bust people who are trying to help other people and pay for their own growing costs. it is way to expensive to buy from a dispensary unless you are very wealthy. that is why most people want to buy directly from a grower. I hope that more people have the right mindset as this jury did.

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