Weed Wars

Dispatches from the California Marijuana Front

March 16, 2010
San Diego marijuana defendant covering his own trial

Maybe marijuana defendant Eugene Davidovich simply understands the woes of a downsizing news media.

If anyone needs to know what is happening in his trial, currently unfolding in a San Diego court room, the 29-year-old Naval veteran is ready with video, text and whatever relevant web links you may need.

Davidovich, a cannabis patients rights advocate, is a key defendant in an on-going San Diego County crackdown on pot dispensaries and services. He is charged with illegally selling marijuana and possessing weed in operating a medical marijuana home-delivery service.

Prosecutor Steve Walter said Davidovich was one of numerous pot sellers targeted by  Operation Green Rx, a crackdown on purported medical marijuana operations authorities claimed were illegal retail operations serving recreational users.

Want to know what Davidovich thinks? Check out his daily trial updates on his website.

Davidson will tell you that "Operation Green Rx was funded and executed to target medical marijuana patients, collectives and providers in San Diego."

Walter says the operation targeted people who use the Proposition 215 medical marijuana law "to hide behind and engage in the (illegal) sale of marijuana."

But breaking down his trial day by day and witness by witness, Davidovich - for now - has the final word on-line.

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Peter Hecht

From its pot fields to politics, California is the epicenter for America's marijuana discussion. This blog covers news, trends and people of the California marijuana story.

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