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A U.S. Magistrate in Sacramento has decided that an activist accused of disrupting a medical marijuana trial won´t be spending three months in federal prison after all. U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Nowinski had ordered Jeff Jones jailed for three months Thursday after he was found guilty of trying to influence jurors trying the case against fellow activist Bryan Epis. Jones is the executive director of Oakland Cannabis Buyers´ Cooperative and distributed fliers outside the federal courthouse overseeing Epis´ trial. Jones´ defense attorney had argued that he was exercising his First Amendment right when he passed out the fliers.