A marine corps veteran faces life in prison for cultivating marijuana plants while he lived in Oklahoma, plants which he relied on to treat severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
Last year, police raided the home of 33-year-old Kristoffer Lewandowski, a military father of three who was honorably discharged for medical reasons after serving multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kristoffer’s wife Whitney reveals her husband, fearing liver damage from consuming a massive amount of pharmaceutical drugs, was successfully transitioning to marijuana as a preferred treatment.
“He was taking 13 pills a day, and it was just killing his liver,” she said. “He was having all these issues with his body and he just wanted to try something more natural to just see if he could do without that many pills a day,” Whitney said, adding the treatments were “absolutely effective.”
Police were summoned to Lewandowski’s Geronimo residence in June 2014 after neighbors reported him suffering a PTSD episode. Amid the emotional breakdown, Whitney brought their three children to the neighbor’s house in attempts to “diffuse the situation.”
Rather than provide the former soldier immediate medical attention, police proceeded to conduct a search of Lewandowski’s home for drugs, locating six marijuana plants.
Police charged Kristoffer with felony marijuana cultivation, possession of drug paraphernalia and domestic violence, a charge which Whitney admits to have filed against her husband at the behest of officers.
The former felony charge carries a posssible fine of $25,000 and anywhere from 20 years to life in prison, according to Oklahoma statutes.
Whitney says police at the time twisted her arm into pressing charges against her husband, threatening her with felony charges, as well as confiscation of their children by Child Protective Services.
“They’re trying to use me as a victim and to make it look worse on his case,” Whitney insists. “My husband has absolutely never laid his hands on me ever. He is not an abusive man, ever… quite the opposite. He is extremely doting.”
Later that year in October, after posting a $20,000 bail, Lewandowski decided it was time to move his family back to California, where he legally obtained a medical marijuana prescription.
Last month on June 16, undercover police nabbed Kristoffer as he picked his children up from pre-school in a dramatic, guns-drawn arrest after he failed to appear at a court hearing.
“To be picked up like that, we’re all blown away,” Whitney described. “Especially in a pre-school parking lot where all my kids’ friends are, their parents are. Everyone’s witnessing this, and it was horrifying.”
There’s a bright side to intelligence agencies flying drones into buildings and goons kicking in doors and prom queens getting finger-fucked at the airport: We get to return to first principles and have a discussion about the proper role of government.
Smoking marijuana is a victimless crime. Cultivating marijuana is a victimless crime. No one is there to complain about it. There is no victim. No one was harmed by his cultivation of six marijuana plants.
Drug companies do not like it when the wonder drug called marijuana will grow like a weed in anyone’s backyard. While I do not advocate habitual recreational marijuana use as it makes one docile, why would I care if the man chooses to use marijuana for medicinal purposes? There is only one entity here that would care, and that is the pharmaceutical industry.
Why did this idiot nation kill a million people in the Middle East as a result of combat deaths, displacements, starvations, etc? That was so people could make money: weapons manufacturers, oilmen, and whatever carpet bagger.
Why do we have naked body scanners at the airport? Is it so we can catch the terriss who put incompatible engine hardware on Murray Street? No, it’s because Michael Chertoff wanted money. He had a financial interest in the manufacturer of those completely useless scanners.
Why does the so-called Justice Department insist on prosecuting a known color-of-law fraud of an income tax, thereby discrediting every last sewer of a court through which that fraud may pass? It’s because foreign bankers want money. If there’s more people paying a tax they’re not liable for, then the United States government has more money with which to pay interest on borrowed money that we can then spend on asshole searches and warrantless wiretaps and endless wars to nowhere. So you see that if this fine nation is going to suck a respectable number of cunts and torture a respectable number of eight-year-olds by shoving battery acid-coated Maglites up their assholes [Read Taguba’s report] in front of their goat herder parents as a means of extracting information about precisely how Osama bin Laden and his merry band of malcontents secretly installed incompatible engine hardware on Flight 175 without anyone noticing, then you understand why this fine nation is morally obligated to prosecute people for a tax evasion crime which they could not have even theoretically committed, considering that the idiot jurisdiction’s own legal canon plainly states that the Sixteenth Amendment never conferred the taxing authority that the IRS publicly and plainly appeals to in its attempt to lay the personal income tax.
This country is a magical wonderland of fantasy tales.
Why do we have that abortion called Obamacare? Insurance companies make more money that way.
I am tired of this country being used like a ten-dollar hooker. I am tired of its governments’ coercive force being auctioned off to the highest bidder. I am tired of money calling the shots around here.
I am America’s Senior Comedian. Thank you for your kind attention in this matter.