Austin, Texas – A 19-year-old man in Texas is facing up to 99 years in prison for baking and selling marijuana brownies, according to a report from WGHP.
The severity of the potential sentence is generating outrage. Cheers erupted as Jacob Lavoro recently talked to his supporters and the media, WGHP reports.
Lavoro is charged with a first degree felony for possessing 1.5 pounds of drugs. He faces five years to life in prison.
Around 100 of his supporters gathered outside the Williamson County Courthouse recently prior to a pre-trial court hearing.
They held signs, sold shirts, and talked about the move to decriminalize marijuana.
“I’m not a criminal, I’m just a kid,” Lavoro said.
Lavoro said he was sickened when he first heard how much time in prison he is facing.