Jason Andrews, outspoken California pot activist, arrested for cultivation


Jason Andrews.

Jason Andrews, the outspoken marijuana activist whose previous pot case led to a hung jury, is behind bars awaiting trial for a brand new marijuana caper.
As the Weekly previously reported, Orange County sheriff’s detectives followed Andrews from a Lake Forest pot dispensary in Oct. 2010 and busted him with two 8-ounce sacks of marijuana, as well as $5,800 in cash. Prosecutors charged him with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell. Andrews refused to accept a plea agreement; his case went to trial. A lone juror refused to find him guilty, citing the fact that Andrews had a state-issued medical marijuana card allowing him to possess and cultivate the plant.

Andrews was awaiting a second trial on that case on May 1, when according to friends and family members, officers responded to a domestic disturbance at his house.At the residence, officers found evidence that Andrews was cultivating marijuana and charged him with pot cultivation and possession with the intent to sell.
The OC Weekly has the rest.