19-Year-Old Kid Facing Life In Prison After Being Caught With Hash Brownies Is Everything That’s Wrong With Our Legal System

Posted: May 21, 2014 by woody in Actual News
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Yahoo News:

A Texas teenager is facing five years to life in prison for allegedly baking and selling pot brownies.

Jacob Lavoro, a 19-year-old from Round Rock, Texas, was charged with a first degree felony because he used hash oil instead of marijuana, allowing the state to weigh the brownies as a whole — including the sugar, cocoa, butter and other ingredients — to calculate the weight of the drugs.

Police searched Lavoro’s apartment, where they allegedly found 660 grams — or 1.45 pounds — of baked goods (six bags of cookies, nine bags of brownies) along with 16 ounces of marijuana and $1,675 in cash.

 

Couldn’t do anything but shake my head when reading this article. Absolutely ridiculous. Just because hash oil is a “Penalty 2” drug in the state of Texas, this kid, and I’d like to emphasize “kid”, he’s still fucking 19, is facing life in prison? For something that is LEGAL in some states, decriminalized in others, and okayed for medical use in most states. Just to give you an idea how absurd that is, this kid is facing more prison time than someone who has been convicted of sexual assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Just for baking some brownies for his buddies. Did he have a lot of baked goods and weed? I mean, I guess, but not really in the grand scheme of things. The fact that he’s going to be punished worse than someone who rapes another human or assaults someone with a deadly weapon is so bass ackwards I can’t even wrap my head around it. Fucking Texas. They get almost everything else right: food, women, weather, sports, drinking, etc – but definitely need to straighten out their laws regarding drugs containing THC, because this whole story is just stupid. I hope with the publicity this story is getting that the judge realizes the stupidity of all of this and gives him the misdemeanor he would get if he were in basically any other state. No need to give a 19-year-old life in jail for making some special brownies for his buddies.

 

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