In Josh Rosenthal’s hometown of Oakland you don’t call a person caught with $6 million of marijuana plants a criminal — you call him a promising entrepreneur. With a California medicinal license, each patient can legally carry up to 28.5 grams and grow up to six personal plants without any legal infraction. According to a report from MMA Junkie’s Steven Marrocco, Rosenthal far exceeded that amount with an estimated 1,356 marijuana plants worth over $6,000,000. Check out this excerpt from the article for more info:
One year ago, federal agents raided an Oakland, Calif., warehouse owned by Rosenthal and an associate that contained 1,356 marijuana plants, according to a copy of the agreement, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) obtained from the U.S. District Attorney’s office in Oakland.
The drug’s street value was estimated at more than $6 million.
Rosenthal is due in U.S. District Court on May 17. The government is recommending 37 months in jail, fines and five years of probation, during which he would be subject to random searches, according to the agreement. Without a deal, he faced 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and a minimum of five years’ probation.
We can’t even begin to tell you the idiocy of the Feds using resources to go after Josh Rosenthal’s marijuana stash when a domestic terrorist(s) is still running around the streets of America bombing innocent civilians and sending ricin to politicians. America, f*** yeah!