Teen faces 99 years in prison for selling marijuana brownies

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.

Read the entire story from WGHP, HERE.

8 comments

  • Rachel Humphrey

    That’s the prob. with legalizing marijuana. In Colarado it’s legal and they make everything with it. It’s hard to tell a typical brownie and one with Marijuana in it. How do you tell the dif. between a glass of juice and a drink with Marijuana in it how about candy. Even if an adult can tell the dif. a child can not. That is the prob…. now if they wanted to make it legal to have pills I have NO prob. with that but foods and even smoking it… nope I don’t like it. Because it’s harder to control that plus children can get a hold of it and even not meaning to…

    • James

      That is untrue and you are speculating. I just returned form Colorado and the people are very respectful about marijuana and it’s effects on other people. More so than here is a fair assessment. Ski resorts commonly have people smoking on the lifts but in Colorado it is rarely seen. People who let their kids get to pot and its byproducts are poor parents and that is where the responsibility ends. This kid and others should not be criminals because of some problem you fabricated. Children are just as likely to be exposed to marijuana regardless of its legal status.

    • Iambillsmith

      We’ll we do have pill but look at the death rate of the pills in your home it’s called talking to you kids and keeping it locked up And. Controlling it

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    ENLIGHTENMENT…i was a brainwashed evil, mean, christian conservative until i tried it at 17 years old…i hated gays, immigrants, women’s rights, blacks, marijuana, i was Rush Limbaugh’s #1 fan….until i smoked marijuana….changed the world, hope the EVIL POPE is enjoying the marijuana revolution around the globe, keeping the flock brainwashed and against marijuana, gays, and women’s rights

    1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy…#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed…

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states and NEW YORK, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
    
Deaths by Tobacco: Millions

    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    
Deaths by Guns: Millions
    
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

  • Carl D

    Not bad sentence for a 19 year old who would get out at the age of 118. The year would be 2115(I think we all will partying up in Heaven by then)! [cue the tomatoes hitting my comments].

    • James

      We can call it a fee they charge to keep their crime aka. revenue stream intact by outlawing a shrub.

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