Christopher London, 53, of Fontana, was convicted by DDA ADAM PIERCE of one count of Cultivating Marijuana and one count of Possession of Marijuana for Sale. London, who had a recommendation for medical marijuana use, began cultivating marijuana for a collective located in Malibu.
according to DDA Pierce, London told narcotics officers that he expected to make
$20,000 and that he intended on making a living by growing marijuana for this
“The medical marijuana laws should not be used as
a blanket to cover illicit activity,” said DDA Pierce. “A physician’s
recommendation is no more a license to break the law than a driver’s license
gives one the right to run a red light. Attempting to make money by growing
marijuana under the guise of medical use is a slap in the face of true patients
who find relief in their physicians’ recommendations.”
London faces 3
years in County Prison when sentenced October 1.