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Colorado man who mailed marijuana edibles out of state sentenced to year in fed prison

During the sentencing, the judge expressed great displeasure with Colorado’s legalization of marijuana

An Arvada man who sent boxes of illegal marijuana edibles through the U.S. Postal Service to buyers in New York City, Maryland and Texas was sentenced Wednesday to a year and one day in federal prison.

Stephen Paul Anderson, a.k.a. “the healthnut,” was also sentenced to serve three years of community supervised release after his prison term.

“Oh boy, you thought this was going to be an easy way to make money, and it is going to cost you your freedom,” U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello said at Anderson’s sentencing Wednesday morning.

During the sentencing, Arguello expressed great displeasure with Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, which she said saps the motivation of many young people and “destroys them.”

“I think drugs, even marijuana, is destroying the fabric of society,” she said.