Ronnie Chang, a state legal medical marijuana patient and a directing member of Club One Collective/Extreme Holistic Care in San Marcos, will be sentenced on money laundering charges in San Diego’s Edward J. Schwartz Courthouse, Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:00AM.
“This case has been plagued with vindictiveness from U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy’s office” said Marcus Boyd of San Diego Americans for Safe Access.
“The reason I have been here so long is I will not give up”. Ronnie Chang a legitimate medical marijuana patient writes from federal custody in San Diego.
Ronnie Chang, a legitimate medical marijuana patient, has been in federal custody for over six months now still awaiting trial. Ronnie is facing over sixty federal counts for operating a legal state sanctioned, medical marijuana collective.After winning his case in State court, Federal US Attorney Laura Duffy’s office decided to target him and filed over sixty trumped up federal counts. The sheer number of charges was designed to persuade Ronnie to take a deal and dissuade anyone else from attempting to follow state law with regards to medical marijuana in San Diego.Ronnie was his mother’s sole caregiver. As a result of Duffy’s persecution of her son, Mrs. Chang is facing eviction. Both Mrs. Chang and Ronnie are in dire financial straits and needs your help. We have created a fund dedicated to raising money for Ronnie and his 85 year old mother where 100% of the monies raised will directly go to Ronnie and his mother Carmen.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised Thursday to clarify the Justice Department’s position on state medical marijuana laws after federal prosecutors warned they might prosecute everyone from licensed growers to regulators.
“We’re going to bring clarity so that people understand what this policy means and how this policy will be implemented,” Holder said during a visit to a Providence, R.I., institute that specializes in nonviolence.
Holder didn’t go into detail about plans for clarification. But he said the department was wary of medical marijuana dispensaries being seen as a form of de facto marijuana legalization.