President Trump May Help American MMJ Patient Avoid Life in Bali Prison

An American is facing a life or death scenario on the Indonesian island of Bali after being caught with 0.7 grams of marijuana over the 5-gram trafficking limit. After reportedly seeing the story on Fox News, President Trump is considering intervening to get 32-year-old Christian Beasley free from an Indonesian prison, where he’s already faced grave danger.

In November, Trump intervened on behalf of three UCLA basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China.

Beasley, who was recaptured after escaping custody at the Kerobokan penitentiary in Bali’s capital, first faced arrest in August when he attempted to pick up a package at the post office containing 5.7 grams of hashish. Beasley could be punished with four years to life in prison.

Indonesian authorities want him tried for trafficking, a far more serious charge than possession or use in the country, where cannabis is a category 1 drug alongside heroin and cocaine.

A verdict in Beasley’s case was due last Tuesday, but the California-native had escaped the prison the previous day, setting off a chain of events that read more like an action movie plot than a petty cannabis possession case.

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