Clinic manager gets prison for selling medical pot

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- The manager of a medical marijuana clinic in Southern Oregon has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for growing and selling pot.

Josephine County Circuit Judge Pat Wolke (WOL-kee) told Brenda Thomas on Monday that he was imposing the sentence to show people that using the Oregon medical marijuana law to cover up illegal drug dealing will be punished.

She was led away in handcuffs in tears, calling out to supporters to arrange for someone to take her roommate to the doctor.

Thomas was the manager of the Hemp and Cannabis Foundation office in Grants Pass, part of a chain of medical marijuana clinics owned by marijuana activist Paul Stanford. She was convicted in July.

Police raided her home in 2009 and found 200 pounds of marijuana.