Marijuana: Elisa Kappelmann acquittal ends another wasteful pot prosecution, attorney says

Last month, attorney Rob Corry estimated that prosecutors had wasted $100,000 in its failed pot prosecution of Josh Jones -- a case he felt should have never been taken to trial.

He sees similar prosecutorial wrongheadedness in the case of another client, Colorado Springs' Elisa Kappelmann, a licensed marijuana grower who's also been acquitted of pot possession and distribution charges. Why? He elaborates below.

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