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Tax charges dismissed against pot guru

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Tax and money charges have been dropped against longtime pro-marijuana activist Ed Rosenthal. A federal district judge in San Francisco dropped all charges against the self-named "Guru of Ganja" after defense attorneys argued the prosecution was retaliation.

He still faces charges that he grew hundreds of plants for a medical marijuana dispensary.  Rosenthal has written books on how to grow marijuana and how to avoid getting caught.  He was previously sentenced to a day in prison on three pot-growing felonies in 2003.

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