Man facing 15 years in prison for weed charges laid nine years ago gets six-month sentence

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A Washington state man facing as long as 15 years in prison for his part in a marijuana-growing operation before recreational weed was legal in the state has waited nine years to receive a six-month sentence. Brice Davis is one of seven co-defendants who were indicted on federal charges after police found the illegal grow-op in November of 2011, according to the Spokesman-Review . Police reportedly found eight pounds (3.6 kilograms) of cannabis and about 1,000 marijuana plants as part of the illegal grow. Adult possession of weed became legal in Washington state on Dec. 6, 2012, while the first retail cannabis store opened its doors on July 8, 2014, drugpolicy.org reports . As it now stands, adults 21 and older can buy and possess designated amounts of cannabis in state-licensed retail stores, but weed cannot be consumed in view of the public, according to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board . U.K. drug trafficker must fork over £1.2 million or spend another seven years in prison A 22-year-old who sold cannabis in Singapore escapes the death penalty but gets 27-year jail sentence ‘Terrifying ordeal’ ends for military vet who spent almost a decade in jail over less than a gram of pot The rules were far different back in 2011 when Davis was arrested and later convicted. So, through a marriage, the birth of three children and starting several businesses, he waited, the Spokesman-Review reports. His lawyer argued that Davis should not receive any time in prison, in light of the stress associated with three appeals of pre-trial judgements, the fact that Davis is rehabilitated, the markedly different rules around cannabis now and because his client reports not knowing the operation was illegal, the publication notes. Asking for a year, plus a day, the prosecution noted that a…

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