Pubdate: Thu, 29 Aug 2002
Source: Orange County Weekly (CA)
Issue: Vol. 7, No. 52, 30 Aug - 05 Sep, 2002
Copyright: 2002, O.C. Weekly Media, Inc.
Author: Matt Coker


Diary Of A Mad County

Marvin Chavez can only wish he's headed to a cushy MDA jail. The California 
Supreme Court today declines to consider the Orange County 
medical-marijuana activist's appeal of his 1998 pot-possession conviction. 
The 48-year-old Santa Ana resident originally got six years for providing 
medical marijuana to undercover cops who used a fake doctor's note to get 
the weed. Chavez was freed on $25,000 bond pending an appeal but could now 
be forced to serve the remaining 21 months on his sentence. "The question 
is when do I go back to state prison and how long?" he soberly tells 
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