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US Supreme Court mulls taking case of man given life for pot

The US Supreme Court was expected to consider on April 15, 2016 whether to accept the case of an elderly disabled veteran sentenced to life in prison after growing marijuana that he used to relieve chronic painThe US Supreme Court was expected to consider on Friday whether to accept the case of an elderly disabled veteran sentenced to life in prison after growing marijuana that he used to relieve chronic pain. Under guidelines in Alabama for habitual felony offenders, Lee Brooker was given a life sentence without possibility of parole, the most severe punishment in the southern state short of the death penalty. Brooker, born in 1939 and who according to US news reports is 75 years old, was convicted more than 20 years ago for armed robbery in Florida and served 10 years in prison.

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