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January 5, 1997 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The network of bruises and scars on Chris Smith's legs map the history of her falls, all those moments over the past 20 years when painful spasms from multiple sclerosis shot though her petite frame and left her collapsed on the ground. At times, the Trabuco Canyon woman found the pain so debilitating she begged off family gatherings, staying in her room in tears.
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January 30, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite impassioned pleas for leniency from advocates of medicinal marijuana use, a judge on Friday sentenced the founder of an Orange County cannabis club to six years in prison for selling and transporting the drug. The stiff sentence caps a closely watched case that focused attention on the issue of who is entitled to legal protection under Proposition 215, the state's medicinal marijuana initiative passed two years ago. Marvin Chavez Sr.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite impassioned pleas for leniency from advocates of medicinal marijuana use, a judge on Friday sentenced the founder of an Orange County cannabis club to six years in prison for selling and transporting the drug. The stiff sentence caps a closely watched case that focused attention on the issue of who is entitled to legal protection under Proposition 215, the state's medicinal marijuana initiative passed two years ago. Marvin Chavez Sr.
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July 6, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask him, and attorney Robert L. Kennedy can tell you the exact moment of his conversion to the controversial medical marijuana movement and his motivation for taking one of its most important cases. It's been almost one year since his son-in-law died of brain cancer, and Kennedy still cannot accept the death of the loving husband and father who had been an altar boy until age 21. Pictures of his late son-in-law, Paul Comouche, dot Kennedy's well-appointed office.
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May 8, 1998 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge ruled Thursday that a member of a Garden Grove-based cannabis club cannot claim he provided marijuana to a terminally ill man out of "medical necessity" to save or prolong his life. The ruling in Orange County Superior Court by Judge William Froeberg means the case of People vs. David Lee Herrick will no longer be the first local test of the medicinal marijuana initiative passed by California voters in 1996.
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July 6, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask him, and attorney Robert L. Kennedy can tell you the exact moment of his conversion to the controversial medical marijuana movement and his motivation for taking one of its most important cases. It's been almost one year since his son-in-law died of brain cancer, and Kennedy still cannot accept the death of the loving husband and father who had been an altar boy until age 21. Pictures of his late son-in-law, Paul Comouche, dot Kennedy's well-appointed office.
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May 4, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of drug-related cases pass through Orange County courts each month, but the case of the People vs. David Lee Herrick is bound to set a new standard regardless of its outcome. A member of a Garden Grove-based cannabis club, Herrick is charged with selling marijuana, and his case offers the first local test of the medicinal marijuana initiative passed by California voters in 1996.
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January 15, 1998 | CATHY WERBLIN
Medicinal marijuana guru and cannabis club founder Marvin Chavez vowed to appeal a city decision Tuesday that in effect will revoke his group's business license and force it out of the city. Chavez received a business license for the Orange County Patient, Doctor and Nurses Support Group last year. City officials later learned that it also operated as the Orange County Cannabis Club, a group that distributes marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of illnesses.
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May 14, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR
After deliberating nearly three hours, a jury on Wednesday convicted a member of a Garden Grove cannabis club on two felony counts of selling marijuana but acquitted him of two other felony counts. David L. Herrick's case drew public attention when his lawyer tried to invoke the 1996 medicinal marijuana initiative, known as Proposition 215, in his defense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR
After deliberating nearly three hours, a jury on Wednesday convicted a member of a Garden Grove cannabis club on two felony counts of selling marijuana but acquitted him of two other felony counts. David L. Herrick's case drew public attention when his lawyer tried to invoke the 1996 medicinal marijuana initiative, known as Proposition 215, in his defense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1998 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge ruled Thursday that a member of a Garden Grove-based cannabis club cannot claim he provided marijuana to a terminally ill man out of "medical necessity" to save or prolong his life. The ruling in Orange County Superior Court by Judge William Froeberg means the case of People vs. David Lee Herrick will no longer be the first local test of the medicinal marijuana initiative passed by California voters in 1996.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of drug-related cases pass through Orange County courts each month, but the case of the People vs. David Lee Herrick is bound to set a new standard regardless of its outcome. A member of a Garden Grove-based cannabis club, Herrick is charged with selling marijuana, and his case offers the first local test of the medicinal marijuana initiative passed by California voters in 1996.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1998 | CATHY WERBLIN
Medicinal marijuana guru and cannabis club founder Marvin Chavez vowed to appeal a city decision Tuesday that in effect will revoke his group's business license and force it out of the city. Chavez received a business license for the Orange County Patient, Doctor and Nurses Support Group last year. City officials later learned that it also operated as the Orange County Cannabis Club, a group that distributes marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of illnesses.
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January 5, 1997 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The network of bruises and scars on Chris Smith's legs map the history of her falls, all those moments over the past 20 years when painful spasms from multiple sclerosis shot though her petite frame and left her collapsed on the ground. At times, the Trabuco Canyon woman found the pain so debilitating she begged off family gatherings, staying in her room in tears.
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