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State of Minnesota v. Angela Brown Continuance for Dismissal Petition Accepted by Court
The Court accepted the continuance for dismissal petition presented by Angela Brown and her representative attorney, Michael Hughes. Mrs. Brown has not pled guilty, and the state agreed to dismiss the case.
The irony of this case is that the state through their own actions and their misguided zeal to which they continue to wage war on a plant, actually caused more harm to the Brown family and their son by bringing these charges. The Brown family now has to relocate to the state of Colorado. They will leave their family and long-time homes in western Minnesota and eastern South Dakota. They will join a growing number of refugee families who have to leave the places they are from in order to access medicine from a plant. This is a sad reality that many people throughout the United States face today, even as cannabis laws continue to change. Mr. Hughes has promoted drug policy reform for almost 30 years and was honored to represent Mrs. Brown in this matter.
“My client is a hero. She did what any parent would have done and probably what many did once Colorado had legal cannabis available in 2013. I am glad that all the charges will be dismissed. The family has been through so much since Trey’s injury and the last year has only exasperated the problems. Hopefully, they can now move forward with their lives and continue to help their child treat his medical conditions. The really sad thing is that they have to move so far away from their friends, family and support network. This is a failure of our politicians over the last 40 years. They continue to ignore science and now the law. We are in the midst of a serious Constitutional crisis involving cannabis laws and the federal government needs to deal with the conflicts between federal and state laws. For every day that the politicians fail to address this issue, another family like the Brown’s will either face relocating their families or criminal prosecution. Both of these are unacceptable options for anyone simply trying to use a plant based medicine. Cannabis’ known medical uses are acknowledged in at least 34 state laws. How much longer can we continue to give credence to a federal law which fails to recognize both modern science and a vast majority of state laws?”
Any inquiries about the case can be made through Hughes Law:
1133 NW Wall Street, Suite 202
Bend, OR 97701