About Danny Trevino's Case Recently we all have learned of the plight of Danny Trevino. A business owner. Someone who decided to enter a legal business and operate completely within the rules governing the type of business. Just like so many others do every single day. Yet, Danny was prosecuted by the United States Federal Government. Not because he was doing anything illegal in the State of Michigan. He was prosecuted because of cannabis prosecution and because of the arbitrary, capricious, selective process that presently exits in our country.
In the city of Lansing, MI Danny opened a legal medical marijuana dispensary. The first one actually. Following the rules, caring for the people in his community, even paying his taxes. A normal business man operating under the laws of Michigan.
It has not been good enough. FIrst the State would go after him. Law enforcement would raid his establishment over and over again. Every single time this happened Danny had to prove that he followed the law. He did that every time.
They would take his money. He would get it back. 8 times he sued and 8 times he prevailed and his money was returned to him. Now, the federal government has prosecuted Danny. It has improperly tabulated the money in a cumulative fashion based on the saem money that was taken over and over again. The same money. They accuse him of being some kind of a kingpin of drug trafficking AS A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY OWNER.
No violence. No victim. And him alone. Not every other dispensary owner in the State of Michigan or anywhere else. Him alone.
What you can do to support him
The alliance of organizations, advocates and activists that are part of the The Human Solution International ask you to support Danny and write a letter. Ask the Judge for leniency. Ask the Judge to sentence Danny to the least of amount of incarceration possible. Ask the judge to sentence Danny to probation.
Tell the judge that medical cannabis is helping to heal people. Tell the judge that prohibition has harmed the human race. Tell the judge how the war on drugs is actually a war on people and freedom to choose. Tell the judge the cannabis use has never caused a death in the history of the world.
See below for an example of the type of letter to write to support Danny. Pastors Peter & Helen Yeaple 1/8/20 NYS & Traveling Chapter Coordinators of The Human Solution International Headquarters:Southern California
Honorable Judge Robert Jonker Michigan
RE; Danny Trevino
Hello Your Honor,
We write to you today to pray upon the court to exercise gracious leniency in your sentencing of the above referenced defendant, Mr. Danny Trevino.
Mr. Trevino was working well within the guidelines of his state’s statue and in full accordance of its rules & regulations. With 33 of 50 states having some form of medical cannabis policy & 9 others with recreational policy and Michigan as being one of them, it is evident to us as an organization to set a logical and law abiding precedence to cases involving cannabis.
The federal government in 2014 stated they would no longer provide funding for prosecution in states that have legal cannabis programs. President Trump recently resigned that same bill.
With the laws and industry still in its infancy it is our duty to stay within the confines of these written laws to avoid setting bad precedent.
In closing, I would like to reiterate that Mr. Trevino was acting under the guidelines of his state’s laws. So with that being said “we the people” are relying on you to represent us and use your position of authority to set a precedence for those that follow.
Thank you for your consideration in this very sensitive matter.
Sincerely, Pastors Peter & Helen Yeaple
When you write your letter, please send it to Danny's attorney. Friedman Legal Solutions Attorney at Law 26777 Central Park Blvd Suite 300 Southfiled, MI 48076