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  Pot Smoker of the Month - Ed Rosenthal
Rosenthal is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society and the Garden Writers Association of America, and has served as an expert witness on marijuana cultivation in federal and state trials.
Ed Rosenthal is a threat to many in the federal government and their efforts to continue the War on Drugs.
Rosenthal, 58, of Oakland, a magazine columnist and author of books on marijuana growing, was convicted of three felony charges in connection with plants he was cultivating for patients served by the Harm Reduction Center, a San Francisco dispensary.
www.cleartest.com /testinfo/ed_rosenthal.htm   (1183 words)

  
  Ed Rosenthal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ed Rosenthal (born Bronx, New York, 1944) is a California horticulturist, author, publisher, and cannabis grower.
Rosenthal had been led by Oakland authorities to believe that he was immune from prosecution.
Rosenthal was ultimately sentenced to a single day in prison, which he had already served in jail after his initial arrest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ed_Rosenthal   (675 words)

  
 Ed Rosenthal Medical Marijuana Trial Underway -- Judge Blocks Mention of Prop. 215, Has Trouble Seating Jury
Rosenthal was among those arrested in a series of DEA raids on San Francisco's 6th St. Harm Reduction Center and associated locations in February as part of the federal government's attempt to suppress state-sanctioned medical marijuana in California.
Rosenthal's defense had hoped to offer evidence that he believed he was acting within federal law, including testimony from the Oakland City Attorney's office concerning a legal opinion given to the City Council that a federal statute provided immunity from federal prosecution for city officials participating in their medical marijuana program.
He said he would consider allowing Rosenthal to testify as to his state of mind and the basis for his decisions, adding that it was reasonable for Rosenthal to take city officials at their word when they said he could not be prosecuted for helping medical marijuana patients.
www.stopthedrugwar.org /chronicle/272/edrosenthal.shtml   (1087 words)

  
 Ed Rosenthal Trial Pic's and News Articles. Medical cannabis. : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Rosenthal was convicted by a federal jury in San Francisco of all three counts of marijuana cultivation and conspiracy on which he was indicted and will face a mandatory sentence of at least five years in federal prison.
Rosenthal was convicted by a federal jury in San Francisco of all three counts of marijuana cultivation and conspiracy on which he was indicted.
Rosenthal's case and others are an outgrowth of the government's drug war, two years after the U.S. Supreme Court said it was a violation of federal drug laws for medical marijuana clubs to dispense pot to the sick.
sf.indymedia.org /news/2003/02/1569354.php   (810 words)

  
 Cornell Hillel Rabbi Ed Rosenthal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ed Rosenthal is the Executive Director of Cornell Hillel and one of the Campus Rabbis.
When Ed’s not traveling the country on behalf of our students and Cornell Hillel, you can find him roaming the campus or in Anabel Taylor Hall where his door is always open for students.
Ed is an avid scuba diver, plays the trumpet and loves to roam the gorges of Ithaca.
www.hillel.cornell.edu /aboutus/staff.php?staff=1   (122 words)

  
 Ed Rosenthal: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ed Rosenthal is a California California quick summary:
Rosenthal was not permitted to mention, EHandler: no quick summary.
The appeals are on hold pending the outcome of Ashcroft v.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ed/ed_rosenthal.htm   (836 words)

  
 TOKE News:Ed Rosenthal Sentenced!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Rosenthal could have faced as many as 60 years in prison after being convicted in January on three counts related to marijuana cultivation.
Rosenthal maintained he had been deputized by the City of Oakland to supply pot to local cooperatives that dispense it to state-qualified patients.
The prosecution of Rosenthal by the federal Justice Department is indicative of the Bush Administration's crackdown on the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
www.toke.org /eds.html   (541 words)

  
 Ed Rosenthal's Medical Marijuana Trial Pictures and News Articles
Ed Rosenthal, center, walks out of a federal courthouse in San Francisco with his wife, Jane Klein, left, and daughter Justine Rosenthal on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003.
Rosenthal, 58, the self-described 'Guru of Ganja,' was convicted Friday of marijuana cultivation and other drug charges by a jury that almost immediately questioned its own verdict.
Ed Rosenthal, the self-described 'Guru of Ganja,' ponders questions from the media outside a federal courthouse Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, in San Francisco.
freedomtoexhale.com /trialpics.htm   (1552 words)

  
 Ed Rosenthal,
Ed Rosenthal criticizes Judge Charles Breyer after he was set free from federal court in San Francisco, California, Wednesday, June 4, 2003.
Ed Rosenthal, center, walks out of federal court with his family after being set free in San Francisco, California, Wednesday, June 4, 2003.
Ed Rosenthal, with wife, Jane, left, and daughter, Justine, right, criticizes Judge Charles Breyer after he was set free from federal court in San Francisco, California, Wednesday, June 4, 2003.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0908419.html   (318 words)

  
 Human Rights and the Drug War
Rosenthal was one of a handful of medical marijuana proponents rounded up in the San Francisco area by the federal DEA on February 12, 2002, the same day that then DEA administrator Asa Hutchinson was in town to promote the federal Drug War.
Ed Rosenthal is surrounded by his wife, Jane, and daughter, Justine, as the foreman of the jury that convicted him reads an apology to Rosenthal for the verdict.
Ed is fighting this wrongful conviction, seeking a new trial and appeal of his conviction.
www.hr95.org /rosenthal.htm   (708 words)

  
 Pot grower spared prison time / Medical marijuana advocates claim victory in pivotal Rosenthal sentencing
Rosenthal, 58, a prominent author, columnist and authority on marijuana growing, faced at least five years in prison under federal law for his conviction of growing more than 100 plants for the Harm Reduction Center, a San Francisco dispensary operating under California's medical marijuana law.
Rosenthal, who had denounced Breyer as biased during the trial, spoke respectfully to the judge before sentencing, saying he took responsibility for his actions and adding, "My conscience led me to help people who were suffering." But he was in no mood to praise Breyer afterward.
Rosenthal's case was unique because of his relationship with the city of Oakland.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2003/06/04/rosenthal.DTL   (832 words)

  
 free Ed Rosenthal redux (B12 Solipsism)
Rosenthal, 61, of 14 felony charges that include cultivating marijuana plants; laundering $1,850, which the government says he got from selling the plants to medical dispensaries; and tax evasion.
Rosenthal said he thought the efforts to prosecute him were part of a campaign to shutter medical marijuana sites in California and to subvert the state law allowing them.
Rosenthal worked for the City of Oakland and was sanctioned under city and state laws to grow marijuana plants and sell them to dispensaries.
www.b12partners.net /mt/archives/2006/10/free_ed_rosenthal_redux.html   (572 words)

  
 NORML New Zealand - Freedom for Ed Rosenthal
Ed Rosenthal, the guru of ganja, is free after being convicted of cannabis cultivation in the US government's war on medical marijuana.
Rosenthal could have faced up to 20 years in prison, despite the fact that he was growing herb for medical use which is legal in California.
Rosenthal's lawyer Dennis Riordan is appealing against the conviction on the grounds of jury misconduct and withholding of relevant evidence by Judge Breyer.
www.norml.org.nz /article299.html   (454 words)

  
 Interview with Ed Rosenthal Interviews - Drugs - Hippyland
Ed Rosenthal was sentenced yesterday to ONE DAY in prison and was released on time served already.
Ed and I had recently visited Mila Jansen, the inventor of the Pollinator, a machine resembling a tumble dryer that knocks the THC off the plant and onto a screen for producing hashish.
Ed was there for the presentation of the oral arguments by the lawyers for the club and the government.
www.hippy.com /php/article-6.html   (1844 words)

  
 Ed Rosenthal the Latest Victim of Draconian "War on Drugs" : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ed Rosenthal, the self-described "Guru of Ganja" has just become the latest victim of the Federal Government's increasingly draconian "War on Drugs".
By prohibiting Rosenthal from arguing that he was providing medical marijuana per the laws of the Sovereign State of California, Breyer -- and let's be clear, there seems to be nothing "honorable" about this man -- was simply serving the interests of the Federal Government's ever more draconian War on Drugs.
The jurors said after they convicted Rosenthal that they would not have found him guilty had they been told he was growing Medical Marijuana for the City of Oakland.
sf.indymedia.org /news/2003/02/1570108.php   (674 words)

  
 Ed Rosenthal found guilty
Rosenthal is one of few marijuana writers and advocates who has had the guts to use his real name and face in his work.
And since Ed was openly working to provide medpot to sick and dying people with the blessing of municipal authorities, it was easy for the federal bully DEA posse to bust him last February in a Bay Area series of raids.
Now, Ed Rosenthal, a 58-year-old father, husband and talk show host who has helped generations of pot growers in their quest for perfect cannabis agriculture, faces life imprisonment and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for allegedly violating federal marijuana law.
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/2821.html   (1109 words)

  
 On the Record: Ed Rosenthal Appeals His Conviction For Cannabis Cultivation
Although Rosenthal risks being sent to prison if granted a new trial, Rosenthal said he wants to highlight what he says was judicial misconduct and manipulation of juries in marijuana cases.
Rosenthal contended that he was deputized in September1998 as an agent of the City of Oakland under an interpretation of the federal Controlled Substances Act.
Rosenthal said he was not concerned about the prospect of being re-sentenced to a longer prison term if he is granted a new trial.
www.ontherecord.org /blog/archives/2005/09/ed_rosenthal_ap.php   (1447 words)

  
 The Trial of Ed Rosenthal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Rosenthal, 58, is now facing charges of cultivating more than 1,000 marijuana plants at a San Francisco medical marijuana club, conspiracy to grow marijuana, and maintaining a place to grow marijuana at an Oakland warehouse.
On Jan. 16, Rosenthal's defense team took the unusual step of going over the judge's head by filing a writ with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals asking them to rule on the entrapment by estoppel defense.
If Rosenthal cannot testify about his state of mind at the time of the alleged crime, he cannot convince the jury that that he had no intent to break the law – which is normally required for conviction.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/826127/posts   (2330 words)

  
 Ed Rosenthal's Medical Marijuana Trial Pictures and News Articles
Rosenthal was convicted by a federal jury in San Francisco of all three counts of marijuana cultivation and conspiracy on which he was indicted and will face a mandatory sentence of at least five years in federal prison.
Rosenthal was convicted by a federal jury in San Francisco of all three counts of marijuana cultivation and conspiracy on which he was indicted.
Rosenthal's case and others are an outgrowth of the government's drug war, two years after the U.S. Supreme Court said it was a violation of federal drug laws for medical marijuana clubs to dispense pot to the sick.
www.freedomtoexhale.com /trialpics.htm   (1552 words)

  
 CNN.com - Why it was wrong to prosecute man for growing medicinal marijuana - Feb. 12, 2003
Rosenthal, after all, did not participate in the global drug trade, either by buying drugs of unknown origin from dealers or by selling them to the general population.
Ed Rosenthal, however, did not simply choose to disobey the law.
Ed Rosenthal grew marijuana to relieve the suffering of sick people, and he harmed no one in the process.
www.cnn.com /2003/LAW/02/12/findlaw.analysis.colb.marijuana   (1655 words)

  
 Marijuana Policy Project: California
ED ROSENTHAL, MEDICAL MARIJUANA ADVOCATE: For the first time in my life I find myself questioning the court system and how the letter of the law can circumvent the intent of the law.
Ed Rosenthal was convicted by a federal jury in California of growing marijuana.
CRAIG: Ed Rosenthal should have a new trial, a fair trial in which all of the evidence is presented a trial in which the jurors are informed of their rights.
www.mpp.org /CA/news_3247.html   (1470 words)

  
 Ed Rosenthal, Sonoma County Realtor
Ed Rosenthal has lived in the Bay Area since July 28, 1968, the day he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps.
Rosenthal was born in Rochester, N.Y., of a hardworking and hard bridge-playing family.
Ed's greatest excitement comes when he knows he is being productive, and useful to his clients, or spending time with his family, including two boys Jesse and Noah; three dogs; Bogie,Blaise,Blair and two cats;Mozart and Puccini; two horses; Kool and Dodi; and his loving human wife Pamela.
www.itsyourbestmove.com /Sketch.htm   (715 words)

  
 cannabisnews.com: Marijuana Guru Ed Rosenthal Freed
Swampie asked why Ed wasn't more outspoken during his trial and I said because that doesn't seem to be Ed's nature but you said: Beware the anger of the patient man.In a few of the pictures he was letting it all out.
Rosenthal's remarks; I'd very much like to hear what he had to say...Cannabis prohibition is terminal in California; barring that martial law I am worried about, it may take time to die, but it's a done deal.
I hope Ed is not done with them!Probation is for criminals!Ed is a hero, not a criminal!Give a life sentence for Bush and Walters and Ashcroft!Ed has been tormented!I wish Ed peace, but He must still fight!Ed fights for all of Us!Thank You, to all Green Collar Workers.
www.cannabisnews.com /news/thread16521.shtml   (3601 words)

  
 On Lisa Rein's Radar: U.S. vs. Ed Rosenthal Archives
Rosenthal, 58, a prominent author, columnist and authority on marijuana growing, could have received at least five years in prison under federal law for his conviction of growing more than 100 plants for the Harm Reduction Center, a San Francisco dispensary operating under California's medical marijuana law.
Rosenthal's defense from mentioning the state law because he was indicted under federal law, which does not allow the growing of marijuana for any purpose.
Rosenthal was cultivating starter plants in a warehouse that were to be distributed to seriously ill patients by medical marijuana clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
www.onlisareinsradar.com /archives/us_vs_ed_rosenthal   (4931 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State/The West -- Marijuana guru Ed Rosenthal freed after one-day sentence
Rosenthal, convicted in February of growing more than 100 marijuana plants in an Oakland warehouse, has become the centerpiece of a growing national debate about medical marijuana and a battle between the federal government and the nine states in which it is legal.
Rosenthal, 58, has argued his actions were legal under a 1996 law passed by California voters that allows pot use for medical purposes.
The jury found Rosenthal guilty of marijuana cultivation, but several jurors later said they would have acquitted him if they had known he was growing the plants for patients in Oakland.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/state/20030604-1025-wst-potking.html   (414 words)

  
 AEGiS-LT: The 'Guru of Ganja' Gets a Day in Jail
Rosenthal said his triumph represented "Day 1 in the crusade to bring down the marijuana laws, all the marijuana laws All marijuana should be legalized."
Rosenthal had mounted an aggressive public relations effort to draw attention to his case.
As a result of the Rosenthal case, U.S. Reps. Sam Farr (D-Carmel) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) have proposed a bill - the Truth in Trials Act - that would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to allow state laws relating to medicinal marijuana to be raised in federal court cases.
www.aegis.com /news/Lt/2003/LT030605.html   (1550 words)

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