Andrew Carroll Marijuana Civil Disobedience Arrest
I hear people talking about legalizing marijuana on a daily basis. Whether it is Fox, CNN or all of my twitter buddies, someone talks about every single day. This is a big issue in the United States right now and it concerns many people but for the most part, people are just talking about it, not doing much. That’s not the case with James Andrew Carroll from New Hampshire (yeah I didn’t know anyone lived there either).
He has never smoked weed before (despite the fact that he looks high in his picture above) but he is really fighting the good fight. He is not just talking about it.
Here is more info on the situation I found via….
Imprisoned at the Cheshire County Jail in Westmoreland, NH as of June 2nd, 2009. With a fine of $420 and $50 / day credit he is expected to be released June 11th, 2009.
Andrew was found guilty of marijuana posession on May 1st, 2009 and fined $350 + $70 surcharge. He refused to pay the fine or perform 42 hours of community service. Judge Burke gave him the weekend to reconsider. May 4th, 2009 Andrew filed an intent to appeal. He has till June 2nd, 2009 to appeal or else he will be incarcerated.
On Monday May 18th, 2009 he announced he would not be appealing the conviction and instead would turn himself into the Cheshire County jail on the morning of June 2nd, 2009. He indicated too that he would not voluntarily go through booking and would perform a hunger strike “to know what it is that Sam is going through right now, physically and psychologically.”
For more information and what you can do to help the cause, check out this website. His trial for this is scheduled for 6/15 at 1:30pm ET. If you happen to be in the area, you should go and protest.
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