Some people don’t mind it when others grow marijuana or have it for their personal use. Those who are in severe pain are the people who supporters believe should have access to the drug more than those who only want to use it for recreational purposes.
A 75-year-old veteran, who is disabled, was recently sentenced to life in prison because he was growing marijuana in his yard. There are many who are not happy with this sentence, the editorial board of the “New York Times” among them. They are fighting to have the sentence overturned as it’s absurd, especially for a man who has defended the country.
Lee Brooker was charged in 2014 after police raided his son’s home. The man’s son also received charges. Officers believed that a growing operation was taking place in the backyard of the home, which is why they were both charged with drug trafficking. The son was only sentenced to five years of being on probation.
The father is the one who got the raw end of the deal with being placed in prison for the rest of his life. One of the reasons why the man was sentenced to life is that he had a few other felonies from many years ago. According to laws in Alabama, anyone who is found in possession of more than two pounds of marijuana and has had four or more prior felonies will be sentenced to life.