codeofthewestfilm.com Tom Daubert's criminal defense lawyers referenced this scene from CODE OF THE WEST in their sentencing memorandum. Daubert had been a drug policy reform activist with a long history of work for humane medical marijuana laws. In 2011 federal prosecutors indicted Tom for his involvement at Montana Cannabis, a medical marijuana business that Daubert managed. Those charges carried a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Daubert's lawyers submitted a CODE OF THE WEST DVD to the federal judge, who watched the film in its entirety. The following paragraph is an excerpt of our press release that went out immediately after Tom's sentencing:
Tom Daubert received 5 years probation and $50,000 in federal forfeiture fines in a decision reached by a federal US District Court on Sept 6, 2012. "I'm grateful for the judge's leniency but I will never stop believing that patients deserve to live under a law that recognizes true science," says Daubert. Daubert's former business, Montana Cannabis, was raided by federal agents in March 2011. Despite having worked closely with state and local law enforcement leaders throughout his involvement in marijuana production for state-legal patients (as seen in this clip from the film), Tom was prevented from submitting a defense under federal law that his company complied with Montana’s medical marijuana law. Tom was facing a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
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