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Gay Porn Star Chris Bines Faces Federal Charges for Conspiring to Sell $1 Million Worth of Marijuana

Chris Bines (birth name Steven Sholly) — a 31-year-old gay porn performer who has worked with Randy Blue and Raging Hot Falcon studios — is facing a felony drug trafficking charge in Florida after allegedly conspiring with seven other suspects to distribute over 3,520 ounces of cannabis (that’s roughly, 100 kilograms and $1 million worth of weed). If convicted he faces up to a year in prison.

According to the porn gossip site str8upgayporn, authorities arrested Sholly earlier this summer, seizing approximately $18,683 of U.S. currency from his home. Sholly got released from police custody last week. His federal trial will begin on Sept. 25, 2017. He can’t travel outside of Florida without the permission of his pretrial services officer.

While Sholly faces a single criminal charge, the other suspects (who have nicknames like “Bubba,” “Ginger” and “Slim), are facing multiple charges including one for money laundering.

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Why is cannabis illegal in Florida when it’s legal in other U.S. states?

Sholly’s arrest in Florida may seem odd considering that other U.S. states have started to decriminalize cannabis, even allowing for medicinal or recreational use. But Florida hasn’t legalized recreational marijuana, and even in states that have require governmental oversight for any major purchasing or distribution.

In 2014, Florida passed a law allowing patients with seizures to access a non-euphoric strain of cannabis known as “Charlotte’s Web.” In 2016, the state expanded its laws to allow terminally ill patients (including those with cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Crohn’s disease, PTSD, Parkinson’s disease and ALS) access to full-strength medical cannabis, regardless of its euphoric effect.

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While the state is still sorting out it laws regulating medical dispensaries, it still forbids recreational use. Federal laws also prohibit marijuana possession and distribution. The U.S. Department of Justice under President Donald Trump is expected to crack down on states with recreational cannabis, although how remains unclear.