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<a href="http://www.nashvillescene.com/Stories/Cover_Story/2007/04/26/Marijuana_Martyr/" target="_blank">http://www.nashvillescene.com/Storie...ijuana_Martyr/</a><br><br>
Bernie Ellis gave comfort to the sick and dying. For that crime, the government means to take everything he’s got.<br><br>
Life came unglued for Bernie Ellis on the day drug agents raided his farm like it was the fortified villa of a South American cocaine kingpin. Ellis was bush-hogging around his berry patches when two helicopters swept low over the treetops. Then, rumbling in on four-wheelers, came 10 officers of the Tennessee Marijuana Eradication Task Force...
 

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What a sad story. Did you read the journal entries on his website? I was in tears reading his words. What a wonderful, generous man.
 

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I hate our goverment. Argh. I feel so bad for him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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that's the understatement of the year!<br><br>
shouldn't give the feds ability to steal your property, too. as if rico was meant to steal from people who gave it away- quite the crime syndicate.
 

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Ugh. That is ridiculous. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: And in the article,it talks about a paraplegic who had 2 ounce in his wheelchair who got,a TEN YEAR prison sentence!! WTH??!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Child molesters walk on probation,yet a paraplegic man can't smoke a little herb to relieve his pain? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ugh. That is ridiculous. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: And in the article,it talks about a paraplegic who had 2 ounce in his wheelchair who got,a TEN YEAR prison sentence!! WTH??!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Child molesters walk on probation,yet a paraplegic man can't smoke a little herb to relieve his pain? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:</div>
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I looked up the paraplegic and he was released on an appeal, and then later reimprisoned but a couple months later let out due to enormous public pressure. He lost a leg in prison due to inadequate medical treatment of an infection <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It said the deputy who testified against him said he had never seen anyone with two ounces who WAS NOT A MAJOR DRUG DEALER. Then the Deputy was later arrested for embezzlement of drug money and property!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I looked up the paraplegic and he was released on an appeal, and then later reimprisoned but a couple months later let out due to enormous public pressure. He lost a leg in prison due to inadequate medical treatment of an infection <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It said the deputy who testified against him said he had never seen anyone with two ounces who WAS NOT A MAJOR DRUG DEALER. Then the Deputy was later arrested for embezzlement of drug money and property!</div>
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O.M.G. see,things like this really,REALLY make me so sick to my stomach with anger. I just want to scream at the injustice in our "justice system"! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"> Total BS.
 

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SCREAM with your vote at your next election- change will happen when local races are won by your libertarian party candidate. Don't wait for it to get fixed from the top down- this injustice (& that baby boys are routinely mutilated at birth wthout a flinch) are the two biggest human rights violations in the US toay (I'd add the disproportionate numbers of minorities imprisoned, but we know why most f them are there, and they likely got cut too, & we <i>know</i> what police resources are being directed towards & why they are there- impound!) It's all about the benjamins, baby. Legal property theft.<br><br>
Unless, of course, you are an altruistic small-scale medical cannabis grower who gives the product away. Look at the kudos big pharm gets when they do a small giveaway in some program. And look how those CEOs are treated, compared to this crusader & mensch.
 
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