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'Dr. Reefer' gets federal prison in Las Vegas pot case

Joyce Lupiani

'Dr. Reefer' gets federal prison in Las Vegas pot case

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Nov 22, 2011

Las Vegas, NV (AP) -- A Las Vegas man who went by the name "Dr. Reefer" has been sentenced to 41 months in prison after pleading guilty to selling marijuana through a family-run dispensary.

U.S. District Court Judge Philip Pro sentenced 39-year-old Pierre Werner on Monday. He also was ordered to spend three years on supervised release and pay more than $27,000 in restitution.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Werner told a judge he's still a believer in medical marijuana, although he won't be participating in pro-marijuana campaigns because it's not "worth it."

Federal authorities charged 15 people with selling marijuana in Las Vegas in January. Werner's 60-year-old mother and 22-year-old brother have already been sentenced in the case.

Growing medical marijuana for personal use is legal in Nevada, but selling it is illegal.

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com
 

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