The Colorado man behind one of the nation's largest medical-marijuana products companies won't be able to use marijuana for two years, after he was arrested for possession in Alabama.
Vincent "Tripp" Keber, who is the managing director of the company that makes the Dixie Elixirs line of marijuana-infused products, pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor marijuana possession in Baldwin County, Ala. A second charge of marijuana possession was dismissed as part of the deal, and the whole case will be wiped out if Keber stays trouble-free for the next two years, said Keber's lawyer, Harold Callaway.
As part of the deal, Keber must check in with authorities in Alabama daily and submit to random drug tests. If those tests turn up evidence of alcohol consumption or drug use — including marijuana use — Keber could face up to a year in jail, said Martha Simmons, a spokeswoman for the Baldwin County district attorney's office.
"This is a situation during some vacation where I basically made an error in judgment," Keber said.
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