Silencing Owen


Chemotherapy treatments and an amputated leg left 17-year-old Owen Beck in constant pain and nausea. Nothing gave him relief until he tried the medical marijuana his parents purchased for him at Charlie Lynch's dispensary in Morro Bay, California.

After armed federal agents raided his dispensary in 2007, Lynch now finds himself in the midst of a trial that could land him in prison for the rest of his life. On Tuesday Owen Beck was called to the stand to speak on Lynch's behalf-and then promptly silenced.

In this video update, reason.tv continues its coverage of the saga first told in the documentary short, Raiding California: Medical Marijuana and Minors.

To learn why Owen's testimony was cut short, read Seth Goldin's courtroom dispatch.

The trial of Charlie Lynch is expected to continue into the week of August 4. The public is encouraged to attend:

U.S. District Court
Courtroom 10
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012