Mandatory Minimums (Kettle Falls Five)

Selected Media Coverage
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TV/Video/Radio

“Kettle Falls Five Defendants Acquitted on Four of Five Charges” by John Hendricks on KXLY, news radio in Spokane Washington

“Federal Charges Where Pot is Legal?!” on CNN

Print

“In Surprise Move, Justice Dept. Stands Down on ‘Kettle Falls Five’ Case” by Kris Hermes for Leafly on October 17, 2017

“U.S Didn’t Have Authority To Try Kettle Falls Five For Medical Pot” by Jim Camden for The Spokesman-Review on October 18, 2017

“Weed Convictions of Kettle Falls 5 May Soon Be Erased” by Associate Press (seen here in the Wichita Eagle) on October 19, 2017

“Feds Admit Their Prosecution of Medical Marijuana Users in Washington Was Illegal” by Jacob Sullum for Reason.com on October 18, 2017

“Kettle Falls Five Appeal Could Decide Battle Between Congress and DOJ” for Medical Marijuana 411 on May 23, 2017

“Federal Court Bars Justice Department From Prosecuting Medical Cannabis” by Ben Adlin for Leafly on August 16, 2016

“Looming Marijuana Ruling Could Limit Federal Prosecutions” by Sudhin Thanawala for the Associated Press on May 8, 2016

Larry Harvey of Kettle Falls Five Loses Battle to Pancreatic Cancer” by Meghan Ridley for Medical Marijuana 411 on August 22, 2015

“Defense Attorney, Phil Telfeyan, on the Kettle Falls Five Case” on CrowdDefund on May 12, 2015

“Family Guilty of Growing Pot; Acquitted of Other Charges” by Trevor Hughes for USA Today on March 3, 2015

“Eager to Imprison Medical Marijuana Users, Prosecutors Hide the Truth From Jurors” by Jacob Sullum for Forbes on January 29, 2015

“Lock ‘Em Up Nation: Mandatory Sentencing for Medical Marijuana” by Timothy Egan for The New York Times on June 26, 2014

“Pot Growers Face Charges – in a State Where Pot is Legal” by Jolie Lee for USA Today on May 19, 2014

“Federal Judge Says No to Washington Family’s Medical Marijuana Defense” by Matt Ferner for The Huffington Post on May 6, 2014

“A Washington Family Faces 20 Years in Federal Prison. Their Crime? Legally Growing Medical Marijuana” by Lisa Rough for Leafly