by Aly Myles
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Despite the chilly temperatures and winds, dozens of Bob Crouse’s supporters lined up outside of the El Paso County courthouse Monday to rally for the 63-year-old leukemia patient.
Crouse is facing two felony charges for cultivation and intent to distribute after growing his own marijuana plants to treat his illness. If convicted, he could get up to 12 years in prison.
“Bob is brave. Bob is fighting here. This is really what it boils down to,” rally co-organizer Mark Slaugh said. “He’s the one patient who’s not afraid to stand up and say, ‘I’m not going to take your plea bargain. I’m not going to say that I’m guilty because I’m doing what I’m supposed to and growing my plants and growing my medicine to help my disease.'”
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