Jason Andrews, Outspoken Pot Activist, Arrested For Marijuana Cultivation

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Jason Andrews

Jason Andrews, the outspoken marijuana activist whose previous pot case led to a hung jury, is behind bars awaiting trial for a brand new marijuana caper.

As the Weekly previously reported, Orange County sheriff's detectives followed Andrews from a Lake Forest pot dispensary in Oct. 2010 and busted him with two 8-ounce sacks of marijuana, as well as $5,800 in cash. Prosecutors charged him with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell. Andrews refused to accept a plea agreement; his case went to trial. A lone juror refused to find him guilty, citing the fact that Andrews had a state-issued medical marijuana card allowing him to possess and cultivate the plant.

Andrews was awaiting a second trial on that case on May 1, when according to friends and family members, officers responded to a domestic disturbance at his house.

At the residence, officers found evidence that Andrews was cultivating marijuana and charged him with pot cultivation and possession with the intent to sell. During the call, officers used a Taser on Andrews when he refused to comply with their orders; they also charged him with resisting arrest.

After the arrest, family members posted on Facebook that they had called police on Andrews three times because of his erratic behavior and unspecified threats. He is currently being held at the Orange County Jail's Intake and Release Center with a $25,0000 bail. Andrews has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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wisdomorganics420
wisdomorganics420

from Jason Andrews today...I know he had court again...

Well looks like Court again... ‪#‎OCDAISABULLY‬ campaign has landed me back in jail... I was told I should of kept my mouth shut..

thraxz13
thraxz13

I did nothing wrong other then help sick people and provide a facility to grow low cost medicine.. For anyone to say I am a drug dealer is crazy.. I did not threaten my family and invest been cleared of all domestic charges as they were false... I am actively outspoken about Cannabis Laws and have fought hard to brim attention to the MMJ cause.. For anyone to hide rather then be proud for standing for there beliefs is shameful.. I did not threaten my family, if I did my kids and I would not be hanging out today. I love my family and friends and can't stop Orange County from having an agenda that says everything we do is illegal. California has seperate laws regarding this issue.. Until you walk a mile in my footsteps. Don't judge.. Oh yea I'll be fighting this case as well.. With a Dr.s Rec Collective agreements and corp. suspended or not... Thanks for all the support.. Love Jason

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

Jason is out on bail now he got released late last night.

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

Jason was suffering from the stress of the prospect of anew trial. He should not have been put on trial the first time. The trial was just as if not worse than that of the two joes. He got chewed up in the system and it finally made him crack. You guys would not be saying these unkind words had you walked one mile in his shoes.

sweetcookies3333
sweetcookies3333 topcommenter

the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy...#1 crop in cali =$15 Billion Untaxed

"any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420

from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice...no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
Deaths by Guns: Millions
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom

love and freedom forever

AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33 

MMJ420
MMJ420

Jason is right where he needs to be so he can think about his future. He does not know when to shut up. Now after his blog and post about the D.A. being a bully and stupid post about law enforcement he is going to get the book thrown at him for the unkind words he had to post about Tony R. and his office. What a dumb ass who should have stayed quiet until his retrial was over and he was in the clear. They were just waiting for him to screw up again because a HOT head like this guy is easy to predict and they knew with time he would screw up again and they would have him in the palm of their hand in the long run. Now he is looking at 2 to 3 more years of court case proceedings and there is nothing he can do about it. Karma is a bitch Jason and you of all people should have never talked bad about the D.A. while waiting for your retrial. You were lucky with that one jury member but this time I can assure you you will do jail time and lose your family in the process. Why would you threaten your wife and kids while waiting for your retrial? You don't think things threw and that's why no one wants anything to do with you because you're a HOT head at 45 and you're at the end of your rope. You're a black eye to the M.M.J. cause now we don't threaten our family members and expect to be accepted in the M.M.J. community. Get out with what little pride you have left. You're not good at growing and you don't know how to make it a living. I am not surprised to see your in Jail, again you belong there for threatening your family that's a BIG no no. Not even they want you bailed out they rather you rot in jail. That should rock you to your core and wake you the hell up

robincook
robincook

Why is it that pot smokers think societies laws do not apply to them?

robincook
robincook

@paullucas714 Paul is he running a licensed dispensary or is he just selling pot for fun and profit? 

robincook
robincook

@sweetcookies3333   Whooo man calm down.  You need to air out, stop smoking weed and let your brain run free of the stuff, (also any other drugs you may be using)


When your brain is clear check the facts

thraxz13
thraxz13

Wow you must know me pretty good... Glad to hear someone's opinion that has never eaten dinner with me... Thanks for the support..

JackDanieL
JackDanieL

@robincook  I hate to break it to ya Robin, but this goof doesn't represent all "pot smokers". That's like asking "Why are all women stupid?", when clearly, its just a percentage. 

thraxz13
thraxz13

@robincook @paullucas714  Can you show me a licensed dispensary? Besides having a Dr.s Rec, State I.D. and State Caregiver card from the Health department, a Sellers permit from the B.O.E. and a registered 501C-3 Non-Profit. Can you tell me what else I need. All these things except a Dr.s rec are voluntary. The 2008 Guidelines were just that Guidelines. Like the B.O.E. website says. By obtaining a sellers permit it does not make it legal to sale marijuana. It does bring you into compliance with the laws.. 


What else could I get? because I would have. Besides the fact we provided it free to terminally ill AIDS/HIV, Cancer and hospice care patients, Offered free rides to Dr.s and run errands as well as a catering service and cleaning service to those who needed it.


 I cant think of anyone else in this industry who offered all that. Matter of fact Berkley had to mandate giving away 2% of their meds, While we have been giving away more then that for years..


paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

@robincook @paullucas714 Robin Jason was and is 100%i n full compliance with all applicable laws regarding cannabis and cannabis sales. 100% compliant! This action by the local police and courts are the result of an overzealous government by shoveling  shit against the tide with regard to legalization of cannabis.

robincook
robincook

@paullucas714 @robincook


He has made it the highest I've searched to date, but no cigar.


Entity Name:PRO215.COM

Entity Number:C3209028

Date Filed:05/13/2009

Status:SUSPENDED


I said it before, to keep out of jail, do your paperwork.

thraxz13
thraxz13

@paullucas714 @robincook  Our Collective was suspended because of not getting our tax exempt status. We now have to pay some back taxes. We are allowed to operate as a Non-profit, be a non profit, Just cant file taxes as a Non-Profit.. How is it that I deserve all of this? 


thraxz13
thraxz13

@robincook @paullucas714 The paper work is done. We were suspended for Not getting out tax exempt status and now owe $3200 in back taxes. While I spent my own savings to fight the State. For trying to be legal.. Always easy to knock someone when you have never walked in their shoes..

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