Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2006
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2006, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Canadian Press
Bookmark: (Boje, Renee)


VANCOUVER -- An American pot activist who launched an intense legal
fight against extradition to the U.S., has quietly settled her legal
and immigration issues.

After negotiating a plea agreement of simple possession of marijuana
with U.S. prosecutors, Renee Boje dropped her extradition appeal in
B.C. and returned to California from B.C. last month.

She had faced a prison term of 10 years to life in connection with a
medical marijuana grow operation.

Her lawyer, John Conroy, said instead of that sentence a U.S. judge
gave Boje one year's probation without supervision if she remains in

The judge ordered that if she goes back to the U.S. for more than 72
hours during that one-year probation period she would have to report
to a supervisor.

"It's a good resolution," Conroy said. "She wanted to go through the
immigration process (in Canada) and these appeals had to be abandoned."

The appeal of a decision ordering Boje back to California was
officially dropped yesterday in the B.C. Court of Appeal.
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