runs Central Coast Compassionate Caregivers in Morro Bay—a dispensary for medical marijuana. Under the state law approved by voters in 1996, that’s perfectly legal, and Lynch has the support of Morro Bay’s Mayor. But yesterday in Los Angeles a federal court jury convicted
Lynch of selling and distributing marijuana. Marijuana is illegal under federal law, and the US Supreme Court has ruled that federal law prevails. Lynch could be sentenced to between 5 and 85 years in federal prison.
John Litrell, Deputy Federal Public Defender
Thom Mrozek, US Attorney's Office
Janice Peters, Mayor of Moro Bay
Ed McCann, Runs the Green Sun Collective, a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles near LAX