Owner of California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Sentenced to Federal Prison

Posted By Attorney Robert Bernstein || 11-Jan-2013

The former owner of G3 Holistics Inc. was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for distributing hundreds of pounds of marijuana through a commercial cannabis business that claimed to be legitimate under the state’s medical marijuana law. He was found guilty last fall of Conspiracy and Possession with the Intent to Distribute at least 1,000 marijuana plants.

The criminal case against G3’s owner came after he received warnings in October 2011 from prosecutors that G3’s marijuana stores were violating federal law. He used G3 as a means to replace money he lost from the collapse of his real estate business and used his customers search for pain relief to fund his profit-making cannabis enterprise. California law permits distribution of marijuana for medical reasons through nonprofit collectives, however, growing and selling the drug remains illegal under federal law.

Five other individuals connected to G3 were indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2012. The other defendants have pled guilty and are expected to be sentenced in the coming weeks.

If you, or someone you know has been charged with Conspiracy, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Drug Trafficking or any other type of drug crime, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles who can aggressively fight the charges against you.

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