Lisette Lee – reportedly an heiress to the Samsung fortune – has been indicted for participating in trips that transported cannabis from California to various spots in Ohio.

A grand jury charged Lee with 12 counts of possessing 100 kilograms or more of marijuana with intent to distribute. It also charged her with one count of conspiring with others to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana.

Each possession charge for 100 kilograms – about 220 pounds – or more of marijuana carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. The conspiracy count for 1,000 kilograms – about 2,200 pounds – or more of marijuana carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Some would say this is a reason to vote against Prop 19, because people will be buying marijuana in CA to take and sell elsewhere. But that is obviously already happening, highlighting yet another failure of the prohibition system. The key – if your goal is to stop the reselling of cannabis – is legal marijuana in other states like Ohio. What would be the point of reselling marijuana in Ohio when it’s legal there too, making cannabis equally as cheap in both states? There would be no buyers in Ohio, forcing the sellers onto other states that didn’t have the foresight and intelligence to legalize cannabis.

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