Ever since their December 2009 arrests for selling marijuana, Joe Byron and Joe Grumbine, founders of two collectives in Long Beach as well as Garden Grove's Unit D, have been to countless hearings at Long Beach Superior Court. They've been joined by their supporters of the activist group The Human Solution, which have used the court dates to stage protests on the steps of the courthouse aimed at garnering public attention to the case. In September, the two men faced a major setback when Judge Charles D. Sheldon ruled they couldn't mount an affirmative defense in their trial, meaning they can't even mention medical marijuana.
It would have been a major surprise if Meyer had done anything else, of course. After all, she's the judge who signed the original search warrant.