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Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Facing Years in Prison as City
Attorney Wastes Millions
Fri, 20 Nov 2009, 18:38:37 EST
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Craig X Rubin faces years
in prison and another trial at the taxpayers expense, as cannabis is something most
Californians think should be legal. Recent polls show that 74 percent of residents in
California favor taxing and regulating the herb, as opposed to prosecuting offenders. Most
Americans know Craig from his stint on Showtime's "Weeds," or one of the many films he's
been in, from Super High Me to Totally Baked; but they might soon know him by his
prisoner number, as he is facing five years in prison in just a few days.
Rubin is a proponent of pot, having contributed to the final wording of Proposition 215; this
real life pastor and college teacher is a graduate of UCLA. He is a full-time pastor at the
Family Church in Pasadena and teaches a course to students at the Union Bible College
called, The Jewish History of the New Testament, where he emphasizes the fact that the New Testament writers and Jesus
himself were all Jewish.
Rubin is more than upset about the arrest, having spent seven days in jail where he dropped 16 pounds, claiming that he didn't
eat for seven days. Rubin is not claiming he wasn't fed, but saying the food wasn't consumable. Rubin has a lot of complaints
saying, "This prosecution is completely political retribution because of my outspoken stance in favor of cannabis against city
officials who waste taxpayers money."
Rubin has named DEA agents by name as being petty thieves when his Temple 420 was raided three years ago and has the
video to back up his statements; he has named the officer who testified against him as a perjurer and again has video
evidence (that was not allowed in court); he is an outspoken critic of LAPD Narcotics Division, who Rubin alleges have stolen