Cancer Patient Jailed for 42 Pounds of Weed Edibles Gets an Early Prison Release

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Now that the novel coronavirus is spreading into Illinois prisons, Governor J.B. Pritzker is working to release low-level, non-violent offenders – including minor weed offenders.

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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker just commuted the sentence of a 37-year-old cancer patient who was jailed for buying 42 pounds of weed edibles to help treat his illness.

Thomas Franzen is currently suffering from stage-three testicular cancer, which has spread to his abdomen, lungs, heart,...

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