Originally Posted by armedoldhippy
since the state that allegedly wants to try him has now legalized it medically, i don't see why this charade is ongoing. WTF??? i will be horribly surprised if this BS does not get binned quickly. hang in there, Gypsy...
The charges levied against me aohippy are FEDERAL not state charges.....and under FEDERAL law cannabis seeds are considered to be a SCHEDULE ONE NARCOTIC (the same as heroin), which is very strange since cannabis seeds don't actually have any drug (THC) in them, nor on them.
Under British law cannabis seeds are not illegal because there is no drug present in them or on them. This is really what constitutes my defence, due to their NOT being DUAL CRIMINALITY between US law and UK law on cannabis seeds. Unless there is dual criminality they cannot extradite me, and this was adequately proved during the actual extradition trial back in August 2017 when the UK Judge refused to extradite me, due to their not being DUAL CRIMINALITY, and dismissed the case for extradition.
Tomorrow I will be in court to hear the USA's appeal against the District Judges decision NOT to extradite me last August. They are saying that the District Judge 'er'ed' in his decision last August, and are trying to prove conspiracy and incitement as being a part of their claims against me, when all of their 'Confidential Witnesses' were growing in the USA without any help or assistance from me, and under their own volition, long before I even knew them. So I did not conspire or incite or fund any of them to grow cannabis. All I was involved in was buying and selling the seeds they produced, which is perfectly legal in the UK.
I have never even set foot in the state of Maine where these three 'Confidential Witnesses' were cultivating, nor planned, nor assisted in any of their growing persuits. As far as I was concerned they were legally able to grow under medical cannabis licences in the state of Maine, and since I am British and not a USA citizen, why should I have to be susceptible to American Federal Laws which state that dealing in cannabis seeds is no different to being a heroin dealer? To any sane person it is quite ridiculous.