Last Friday, OSU law professor Doug Berman’s always excellent Sentencing Law and Policy blog included a post concerning Montana medical marijuana activist Tom Daubert being sentenced to a term of probation. The post brought to mind a recent, sad story about the death of Richard Flor, Montana’s first registered medical marijuana caregiver, while in federal custody. As the Great Falls Tribune reported:
Richard Flor, a former Miles City medical marijuana caregiver sentenced in April to five years in federal prison on charges that he illegally maintained drug-related premises, died in federal custody Wednesday.
Flor, who suffered from a lengthy list of serious medical conditions, died in a Las Vegas hospital a day after suffering two heart attacks while awaiting transport to a federal medical facility, according to his attorney, Brad Arndorfer of Billings.