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Marijuana advocate found guilty of intimidation

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 19 2013 09:06:21 AM MDT
JASON CHRIST
MISSOULA, Mont. -

A former Missoula man who once organized traveling clinics for people seeking medical marijuana cards has been found guilty of intimidation for a 2010 phone call in which he threatened to bomb a cellphone retailer.
    
Jurors took 40 minutes Thursday to return the verdict against Jason Christ.
    
Christ represented himself. He told jurors he didn't really mean it when he told a store employee that he needed to talk to someone who could get something done or: "I'm gonna come down there and bomb your" store. He argued that you don't throw people in jail for being angry.
    
Assistant Chief Deputy Missoula County Attorney Jennifer Clark argued there are some things you don't joke about, including bombs.
    
Sentencing is set for June 18.