|“Our story profiles an American lie and its death. The lie’s death needed to be fiction as her courts no longer chew on rights for they fear being overruled or political peril. So fear rules all under law. What a shame for freedom, but as many Americans know the people they fear most aren’t really real but exaggerations. This is why pot is illegal, exaggerated fear.”
– The Case of U.S. v. Yerbas, Welcome
Previously titled “Satan’s Smoke,” this novel, both comedic as well as informative, should not be confused by virtue of its name to be a rather stuffy synopsis on an existent court case. To the contrary, U.S. v. Yerbas is a fine tale of two law students turned attorneys who’s passion for an end to prohibition have earmarked them as recipients to one of the nations largest cross-border trafficking busts. OK, really it was more that the girlfriend of the main character smoked pot, failed her drug test at the.. hmm, I had better stop before I spoil it. Needless to say, two young lawyers eventually (ok, one of them had to sit out most of the case because of a final examination he had to pass) .. ehm, they eventually connect with a rather infamous attorney who aids them in the preparation of a case which would forever nullify the legal precedent for the prohibition of marijuana.
Title: The case of U.S. v. Yerbas
Author: Hoam Rogh
Published: Shady House Publishing Company 2010
Priority Rating: Constitutionally enlightening entertainment – a recommended read.
Running parallel to the calamity of preparing a defense case for a distraught Mexican truck driver is the story of the inception of prohibition. Illustrating quite well how entirely different interests can cause influential people to collude together, the author fictions meetings between historic figures who were key players in prohibition. The reader witnesses moral bias, financial interest, and a likely basis for the reasons behind the lies that deceived congress into taking steps to tax and eventually launch a war on the plant that America had embraced for centuries prior.
The apple does not fall from the tree, the reader discovers, as the modern day fictional antagonist is writ to be none other than a relative of one of the original historic saboteurs of the cannabis industry. Some kind of karmic continuum turns calamity however, since the only reason the main characters acquire the case that crumbles the foundations of prohibition is a result of their antagonist attempting to line them up for the kill. I shall say no more on this, spare I ruin the surprises.
|“‘Would your honor like a live demonstration?’ asked Ump”
In this crayola illustration of a scene from U.S. v. Yerbas, a medicinal user named Ump gives in camera evidence of the benefits marijuana has on his multiple sclerosis.
What U.S. v. Yerbas weaves into the tale of these two fine lads is the lack of legal merit to the continued perpetration targeting marijuana. Real cases are cited throughout the novel that illustrate the authors own discoveries regarding the legal weaknesses that prohibition has in modern terms. As the reader learns in U.S. v. Yerbas, while “… the meaning of constitutional guaranties never varies, the scope of their application must expand or contract to meet the new and different conditions …” [Quote from Village of Euclid v. Amber Reality, 1926]
I think most readers will enjoy The Case of U.S. v. Yerbas, whether or not they share the main characters (and likely the authors) passion for ending prohibition. If you consider condemning a harmless plant and the freedoms of people around the globe, to be an unwarranted, if not downright unjust, breech of authority on behalf of the U.S. Government, than the legalese detailing how Marijuana Prohibition Is Unconstitutional will appeal to you even more.
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|The author of U.S. v. Yerbas – Hoam Rogh|