"Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan described the arrest as "a bummer," telling the Post, "It's tough being a stay-at-home mom - you have to make ends meet." The Emmy Award-winning TV series followed widowed suburban mom Nancy, who turned to small-scale pot deals for quick cash before developing a knack for the business and growing the drug. The character ultimately fathered a child with her drug lord boyfriend and her money-grubbing maid looked the other way in exchange for more money.
Sanderlin faces a minimum of 10 years in prison if convicted of trafficking charges.
New York has more marijuana possession arrests per capita than any other state, according to a large-scale analysis released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. The state's per capita arrest rate for marijuana possession was 535 per 100,000 residents in 2010, according to the report, which was accompanied by a call for legalizing the drug.
A majority of Americans - 52 percent - believe marijuana should be legalized, according to poll results released in April by the Pew Research Center.