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Iowa man sentenced to probation for 9 pounds of pot


Countless studies have demonstrated regular marijuana consumption can cause short-term memory loss.

For Brian Heasley, it's a bout of amnesia that's keeping him out of prison.

On Wednesday, the 34-year-old Iowa man was given 5 years of intensive supervised probation for being caught with 9 pounds of marijuana, a felony.

According to Nebraska sentencing guidelines, he could have been sentenced to a maximum possible prison term of 4 years.

A few days after pleading guilty to the crime in August, Heasley suffered a head injury while awaiting sentencing free on bond.

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guest01 writes:

9 pounds of green leafy vegetation that is a legal health remedy in many jurisdictions. How much does a small bale of hay weigh? A big bottle of whiskey might weight 9 pounds. 9 pounds of legal prescription drugs is a lot. Many over the counter medicines used to be controlled by law and are now on the shelf next to preparation H. Interesting how a brain injury has saved a guy from an equally brutal justice system.


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