Marijuana Moment Reports
A federal court on Thursday granted the early release of a man who’s served 14 years in prison over his role in operating a state-legal medical marijuana dispensary in California—with the judge recognizing that compassionate release is warranted, in part, due to the dramatic shift in the legal landscape for cannabis.
Luke Scarmazzo was 26 years old in 2006 when he faced federal prosecution over the California-based dispensary. He was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison over the activity at a time before the Justice Department started formally taking a more hands-off approach to state marijuana programs.
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