A marijuana advocate is jailed for having drugs he’s spent years defending.
ASaundersCountydistrict court judge sentenced Dana Beal to 4-6 years in prison.
The 65-year-old was caught with more than a 100 pounds of pot in 2009. Beal’s supporters called him a visionary in court, saying he was helping those suffering.
For decades, Beal has worked to get marijuana to those who say they need it for medical purposes, smuggling it across the country. He even pleaded to policymakers to make it legal.
“Dana did what Dana did to help people who were suffering,” said friend Marie Cotter.