After years of court battles, the charges against the Kettle Falls Five may soon be dropped. On Oct. 16, 2017, the United States Department of Justice filed a motion to stay the case against the Kettle Falls Five, admitting that federal prosecutors did not have the authority to try the group.
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Larry Harvey, the Washington state medical patient who helped advocacy groups personify the draconian and misplaced impact of federal drug policy, died on Aug. 20, 2015. Harvey suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.
On July 30, 2015, Reps. Sam Farr, D-Calif., and Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., sent a letter to the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Justice, the agency’s internal oversight office.
Nullification is getting new attention due to the continuing conflict between states and the federal government over these laws.
On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, a federal jury acquitted a family of medical marijuana patients on four out five federal charges pressed against them.
Federal authorities recently dropped charges against one of the defendants: Larry Harvey. Harvey is suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer, and the charges were dropped due to health reasons.
Within the last decade or so, public opinion of marijuana has made a monumental shift. At the turn of the century, it would have been ludicrous to think that recreational marijuana would be legal in any state, much less four.
According to Americans for Safe Access, a new judge has been assigned to the high profile medical marijuana case of the Kettle Falls Five.