Matt Davies of Stockton, CA, a 34 year-old father of two young daughters with no criminal record, is being threatened with 10 years to life in federal prison for providing the medical marijuana that patients suffering from AIDS, cancer, and other serious health conditions need and are entitled to under a state law, overwhelmingly approved by California voters in 1996.
Matt’s small business was permitted and complied with state laws and regulations. Through Matt’s work providing qualified patients safe access to medical marijuana, the cities of Stockton and Sacramento, the State of California, and the federal government received more than $300,000 in taxes, and more than 60 Californians got good jobs.
Shouldn’t the federal government, as President Obama put it, “have bigger fish to fry” with its limited resources? Please join us in urging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to stick by his office’s own directive that thinly-stretched federal law enforcement resources should not be used to prosecute individuals who comply with existing state laws.