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Note that the article is in a UK paper. There probably won't be a lot of press in the controlled US media.
Also note for cities and counties wondering how to make budgets work, that "Some 650,000 people in the US are arrested each year for minor cannabis possession." What a drain on public resources. How much taxpayer money is required to put Chong in prison for 9 months? That's a pretty wasteful use of tax money.
dang thats sad, though he probably won't serve the entire run on his 9 mos. Still doesn't seem fair, I bet the rolling paper manufacturers are behind this and what about all those glass blowers, they're part of our creative class that are spurring economic hope in our inner cities! What about them? With chong outta the picture who is gonna be the top distributor of made in the USA multi chambered pleasure pipes? Along with porn, the cannabis sector is one of our recession proof industries!!!!!