Eddy Lepp is Free! Cannabis Legend Free After 10 Years

Eddy Lepp was released Wednesday, December 7th, after serving seven and half years of a ten-year sentence in federal prison for growing cannabis.

Family and friends met him on his arrival at San Francisco International Airport. The 64-year-old activist was released from Federal prison Colorado where he will now serve out the rest of his sentence, until February of 2018, in a halfway house in Sacramento, California. 




Back in 2008 Eddy was arrested for growing around 20,000 cannabis plants in open view of the state highway, while living in Lake County, northern California. A defense was attempted as he claimed the plants were for medical purposes for the Multi Denominational Ministry of Cannabis and Rastafari, this was denied, leaving Eddy no legal defense. He may not be completely free, but atleast now he can enjoy some of the freedoms he has been deprived, and slowly reintegrate into normal life.