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Bob Crouse
Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient Wins Freedom to Medicate!

Bob Crouse Medical Marijuana Jury Acquittal

Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient
Wins Freedom to Medicate!

Bob Crouse Celebrates Victory, But Can't Go Home Because of Wildfire Threat

FIRE EVACUATION FUNDS NEEDED
Bob has been forced to evacuate his home due to Colorado wildfires. Please send donations to celebrate this victory help support Bob and his 90-year-old mother, who have been displaced by the fires. The trial was a huge emotional and financial burden on them both, and the evacuation only adds to the stress. Please be generous.
PLEASE DONATE TODAY:
Send checks in any amount to:
Bob Crouse, P.O. Box 97, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80918

For immediate release: June 29, 2012

Patient Bob Crouse NOT GUILTY on All Medical Marijuana Charges in El Paso County

{Colorado Springs, CO} -- Leukemia patient Bob Crouse celebrates a victory to use cannabis as his cancer treatment of choice. In a battle for his life that lasted over a year, on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 4:20pm, a jury of 12 El Paso County residents declared Crouse to be "not guilty" on all charges.

Click here for pictures of Bob Crouse celebrating his verdict with legal edible cannabis:
http://www.cannabistherapyinstitute.com/patients/crouse/

Click here to watch the celebration outside the courtroom:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5mdjCF3Eps&feature=youtu.be

Crouse calls his win a "huge victory in Colorado for all patients."

Background
Crouse had been charged by El Paso County District Attorney Dan May of felony cultivation and distribution of marijuana. Crouse had been treating his leukemia with a preparation of cannabis called "Phoenix Tears", developed by Canadian cancer patient Rick Simpson.
http://phoenixtears.ca/

Blood tests showed that in the months when Crouse has been able to obtain and ingest a consistent supply of Phoenix Tears, his leukemia cell count has decreased by HALF since his original diagnosis in 2007.
http://coconnect.me/2011/12/22/bob-crouse-misplaced-his-leukemia/

Crouse's treatment required him to cultivate up to 75 plants at a time. At his trial, his physician testified that this was a reasonable number of plants for Bob to use to produce his treatment. The Colorado Constitution states that medical marijuana patients can have as much marijuana as medically necessary and that it is up to the patient to decide what that amount is.

Additionally, cannabis expert Dr. Robert Melamede of Cannabis Science testified that cannabis does indeed kill cancer cells.
http://www.cannabisscience.com/

The jury deliberated for less than 4 hours, which included a 1.5 hour lunch break.

FIRE EVACUATION FUNDS NEEDED
Bob has been forced to evacuate his home due to Colorado wildfires. Please send donations to celebrate this victory help support Bob and his 90-year-old mother, who have been displaced by the fires. The trial was a huge emotional and financial burden on them both, and the evacuation only adds to the stress. Please be generous.
PLEASE DONATE TODAY:
Send checks in any amount to:
Bob Crouse, P.O. Box 97, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80918

Juries Are the Last Line of Defense

It has been said that juries are the last line of defense between a citizen and a tyrannical government, and that is exactly what we were seeing here in Colorado.

This is the second high-profile medical marijuana case to result in a jury acquittal in El Paso County this month.

On June 11, medical marijuana caregiver Elisa Kappelmann was found not guilty on marijuana cultivation charges. El Paso County is generally seen as one of the more conservative counties in the state, but even conservatives have no tolerance for a rogue government prosecuting cancer patients for trying to heal themselves.
http://www.gazette.com/articles/jury-140056-verdict-guilty.html

Despite a medical marijuana law that was enacted over 12 years ago to protect patients, the state of Colorado has ramped up its prosecution of medical marijuana cases to a record level. It is up to the juries to toss these cases out, and they are standing up to their duty statewide.

There have been several other jury acquittals of medical marijuana patients in other districts
In Jefferson County in May 2012, medical marijuana caregiver Josh Jones was acquitted by a jury of 12 after he was forced to endure not one, but two trials.

In Adams County in October 2011, medical marijuana caregiver Richard Wainwright was acquitted by a jury of 12.

In Boulder County in August 2009, patient Jason Lauve was acquitted by a jury of 12.

Wasting Taxpayer Money
The prosecution of Elisa Kappelmann was estimated to cost at least $100,000, and she paid for her own attorney.

Crouse's trial lasted 5 days. Bob was represented by the El Paso County's Public Defender's Office, and prosecuted by the El Paso County District Attorney, so taxpayers got to foot the bill for both the prosecution and the defense.

FIRE EVACUATION FUNDS NEEDED
Bob has been forced to evacuate his home due to Colorado wildfires. Please send donations to celebrate this victory help support Bob and his 90-year-old mother, who have been displaced by the fires. The trial was a huge emotional and financial burden on them both, and the evacuation only adds to the stress. Please be generous.
PLEASE DONATE TODAY:
Send checks in any amount to:
Bob Crouse, P.O. Box 97, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80918

See PHOTOS OF WILDFIRE DESTRUCTION
only miles from Bob's house

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SPECIAL THANKS TO:

C4CPR and Audrey Hatfield
Phone: 719-271-8430
Web: http://www.c4cpr.org

I AM BILL SMITH Advocacy Project
Chaz and Shan Patient Advocates
http://www.iambillsmith.com/

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http://www.facebook.com/bobcrouse420
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CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS:
Free Bob Crouse Protest, El Paso County Courthouse, Bob's Arraignment


JANUARY 2012 UPDATE

Leukemia patient being prosecuted for legal use of medical marijuana in El Paso County, Colorado

***ACTION ALERT***
CALL AND EMAIL THE EL PASO COUNTY DA
District Attorney Dan May
Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller Counties)
Phone: (719) 520-6174
Email (DA's spokesperson): LeeRichards@elpasoco.com
Ask him to drop the charges against Bob Crouse and stop prosecuting cancer patients.

Extra Credit
Send your letter to the DA as a Letter to the Editor of the local
newspapers:

Colorado Springs Gazette: opinion@gazette.com
Colorado Springs Independent: letters@csindy.com

Send copies of any letters you send to: info@cannabistherapyinstitute.com
We will forward them to Bob to show him how much support he has!

2) PROTEST FRIDAY (1/27/12)
Free Bob Crouse Protest
Fri., Jan. 27, 2012
Protest: 12noon to 1:30pm
Location: El Paso County Courthouse
270 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO
Bring signs for the protest outside the courthouse. Show the judge and District Attorney that the community will not stand for prosecution of patients.

BOB SAYS CANNABIS IS CURING HIS CANCER
Bob called CTI just before Christmas with GREAT NEWS. Recent blood tests have shown that in the months when he has been able to obtain and ingest a consistent supply of Phoenix Tears, his leukemia cell count has decreased by HALF since his original diagnosis in 2007. Here is more info. on the blood tests:
http://coconnect.me/2011/12/22/bob-crouse-misplaced-his-leukemia/

Bob Crouse has been fighting his leukemia with a preparation of cannabis called "Phoenix Tears". This is the medicine that Bob is being prosecuted for growing in his house. Bob has not been under any treatment, so attributes all of the cancer-fighting to cannabis!
http://phoenixtears.ca/

DONATE
Bob Crouse Legal Defense Fune
P.O. Box 97
Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819
Checks should be written to Bob Crouse

LATEST NEWS

Thurs., Oct. 20, 2011

Free Bob Crouse Protest, Bob's Motion's Hearing
El Paso County Courthouse, Colorado Springs
Protest: 12 noon
Motion's Hearing: 1:30pm
Click here for more info.

Thurs., Aug. 18, 2011

PHOTOS: Free Bob Crouse Protest, El Paso County Courthouse, Bob's Arraignment

 

 

BACKGROUND
Bob Crouse is a 63-year-old leukemia patient being prosecuted by El Paso County. He is charged with two felonies (cultivation and distribution), even though the amount of medicine and plants he possessed was well within the limits recommended by his physician and allowed by the Colorado Constitution, Article XVIII, Section 14 (Colorado's Medical Marijuana Law).

Bob was using cannabis medicine to treat the symptoms of his illness and also to attack the cancer directly. Numerous studies have shown that cannabis has anti-tumor effects. Bob was using a treatment called "Phoenix Tears", developed by a Canadian patient Rick Simpson (see www.phoenixtears.ca). This treatment requires several ounces of raw plant material to make one gram of medicine. Bob said that the Phoenix Tears treatment seemed to have a remarkable effect on his cancer. He said he could actually feel it attacking the cancer in his body like "scrubbing bubbles."

Please donate to the Bob Crouse Legal Defense Fund to help him hire a private attorney. Bob has not been able to work since he was diagnosed with leukemia 4 years ago. And he has also had to take care of his 90-year-old mother at the same time. The stress of his arrest and prosecution has drained his energy even further. Please help Bob stand up for all cancer patients in El Paso County and help him fight for his right to treat himself with cannabis, the safest therapeutically active substance known to man.

Donations to the Bob Crouse Legal Defense Fund should be made directly to Bob. Checks should be written to Bob Crouse and can be mailed to:
Bob Crouse
P.O. Box 97
Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819


ARTICLES ABOUT BOB'S CASE

Thom Hartmann interviews Bob Crouse:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK5BlBILPIU

For PHOTOS of last protest, click here:
http://www.cannabistherapyinstitute.com/patients/crouse/

CSIndy article by Bryce Crawford
http://www.csindy.com/colorado/fight-for-your-right/Content?oid=2379820

Medical marijuana: Is cancer patient Bob Crouse being prosecuted over paperwork snafu?
Westword blog by Michael Roberts Fri., Jul. 29 2011

Dan May and Bob - Patient vs Prosecution by Mark Slaugh, July 11, 2011


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