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Freedom Fighter Faces Prison For Her Faith (October 2014)

posted Nov 2, 2014, 7:31 PM by Sports Desk   [ updated Nov 2, 2014, 10:40 PM ]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 20, 2014

Grant County, Oregon

Terminally ill activist Joy Graves is facing up to 10 years imprisonment.

In June 2013 police entered Graves' Senica sanctuary without a warrant and discovered 13 small pot plants, a small amount of dried cannabis and a pipe. No weapons or victims were involved.  

Police discovered the property was not registered with OMMP.

Graves is a member of the Oklevueha Native American Church and her garden is  for sacramental purposes. Graves believes it is her right to cultivate and consume cannabis under The Native American Land Use and Incarceration Act, The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the 1st and 14th amendments.  No known attempts have been made by the prosecution to confirm the validity of Graves church.

Due to the lack of knowledge the court appointed attorneys possess concerning religious rights, Graves chose to hire attorney Brian Michaels to oversee her and her co-defendants cases.  “I am willing to be a martyr for this” said Graves. “I want to change the Oregon Constitution for everyone.”

 The next scheduled court date, a motion and plea hearing, is October 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM.  

For more information regarding support for cannabis cases in your area please visit The Human Solution International at http://www.thsintl.org.

By Mindi Griffiths

For further information please contact Joe Grumbine

The Human Solution International

a 501(c)(3) organization

Ph: (951) 436-6312

Fax: (520) 509-6845

Email: media@thsintl.org  

http://www.thsintl.org

 

No one should go to jail for a plant!

 

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