In one of the cases, a NYPD police officer committed guilty of raping a young girl. He was given three years in jail. In the other case, an advocate for cannabis, a doctor, and medicinal dealer, had been served a twenty-year prison sentence.
We are going to look at the comparison between these two cases, in an effort to prove, that America’s justice system is in need of drastic reform.
This doctor was given 18 years in prison:
Even though his charges are serious, he certainly had no intention to harm or murder any of his patients. However, there were allegations that he had given his son cannabis-infused goat milk for medicinal purposes. There is enough evidence out there to prove that medical cannabis has medicinal value and many of the substances found within his home. Unfortunately, these products are deemed illegal and are kept from doctors and the public.
One study proved that psilocybin, a psychoactive ingredient in mushrooms, has potential long-lasting positive effects on patients who suffer from anxiety and depression. Poppies are a whole different story. It can be made into heroin, and its history goes back to ancient times when it was used in tea as a pain reliever. Poppy tea is found to have a small dose of opiates, and doses per plant tend to vary. It is considered to be highly addictive.
Piland was merely a peaceful doctor and cannabis advocate who, early in his medical career, was providing his patients access to alternative medicines that haven’t been thoroughly studied and used commonly.
This cop faces only 3 years for the rape of a minor:
Vladimir Krull, 39, a police officer for the New York Police Department, was convicted of raping his girlfriends 13-year old daughter repeatedly and was only handed a 3 year sentence to jail. During the trial, the girl had to explain the horrors. It all began a few weeks before her 13th birthday, right after her father had died. He took advantage of her twice and forced her to perform oral sex with him. He was using sexual language with the daughter until the start of the trial.
He faces 3 years in prison for each assault, plus 4 one-year sentences of child endangerment amongst other crimes. Krull will face 17 years in prison with those charges alone.
Where is justice?
Piland is serving a tough punishment for crimes that barely harmed his patients and kept them alive. His sentence truly is unjust and sadly, if he is alive, he’ll be out at the age of 87. Is that even justice? Doesn’t sound so.