6th Circ. Backs Mich. Cannabis Co. Owner's 15-Year Sentence

By Melissa Angell (July 30, 2021, 8:30 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Friday shot down a Michigan marijuana dispensary owner's bid to overturn his convictions for conspiracy and nine federal marijuana-related offenses, as well as his sentence of over 15 years in prison, finding that he was not in compliance with the state's medical marijuana law.

A three-judge panel unanimously ruled in their 23-page opinion that a lower court got it right in calculating its imprisonment range for dispensary owner Daniel Trevino.

Though Trevino argued that his 188 month-long sentence is too long, the panel pointed out that the lower court perceived that Trevino had a defiant attitude and...

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