Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 27, 2012, 8:18 a.m. EST by FivePercentForNothing
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Not sure if there is one but someone needs to get a petition going.
John Ray Wilson is heading off to jail in New Jersey this morning (Friaday Jan 27, 2012) to serve a five year sentence for growing marijuana in his backyard.
John has multiple scleroses and was growing the marijuana for personal use. He claims there are times when it is the only thing that give him comfort without nausea. The lower court judge refused to let Mr. Williams state that he was only growing it for personal use or that he was using it to relieve his MS symptoms. The NJ Supreme Court has refused his appeal.
To put this in perspective, 80% of child molesters serve no jail time under current law, but instead are required to seek therapy according to the American Bar Association.