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If you were disturbed by the Charlie Lynch story, here are some ways you can help.

Supporters of Charlie are planning a protest for October 6, 2008 which is the next day Charlie will be in the Federal Courthouse in Downtown LA. Court support will start at 8am and the rally will begin at 11am.

Even if you are not going to be able to make it to the protest on October 6, you can help by donating. I already did.

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Check out the Reason TV video clip below about medical marijuana dispenser Charlie Lynch and his recent guilty verdict. (I had earlier blogged about this sad case here and here.)

I found the clip deeply disturbing. I hope you do too.

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His crime was that he owned a medical marijuana dispensary –fully legal under California law — that sold small amounts of the drug as a pain-reliever to the sick and the dying.

He faces up to 100 years in prison.

It goes without saying that one doesn’t have to be a libertarian or even believe in drug legalization to see the absurdity or the tragedy of the situation. (All you’ll need is a little common sense.)

Added later: Do watch the excellent Reason TV documentaries on Charlie (in order, this, this and this).

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