Protected Under Plausible Deniability Clause of 2011
Name: Valerie Corral
"Following an auto accident in 1973 that caused a brain trauma and resulted in my becoming epileptic, I began using marijuana as an adjunct medicine. This treatment replaced a rigorous pharmaceutical regimen. With deliberate application and mindful monitoring, marijuana was to eventually become the medicine that has continued to control my seizure activity." - V.C.
After being arrested with her husband Mike in 1992 in California, Valerie Corral became the first patient there to challenge existing law based on a defense of necessity. After legal victory, WAMM was founded, and in they were subsequently re-arrested for cultivation and distribution to other sick patients.
WAMM was the USA's first medical marijuana collective, based in Santa Cruz, CA, and deals only with seriously ill patients, 80% of them with a terminal prognosis, and many already passed on. In light of that the following fact seems exceedingly brutal.
The DEA raided WAMM in 1993 wearing black hoods and pointing semiautomatic machine guns to the heads of terrified sick people in wheelchairs, etc., a truly revolting use of government resources that brought lots of negative attention to the DEA. The scare tactics they used included NOT charging WAMM with a crime, but warning that they could be charged at any time. WAMM sued the U.S. Attorney General, at the time John Ashcroft, and won an injunction.