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Latest News Wires Andrea Sanderlin, 'Pot Mom,' freed on $500,000 bail

Andrea Sanderlin, aka the 'Pot Mom' is a New York mother of three, who is charged with growing more than 2,800 pot plants. Andrea Sanderlin is being compared to the main character in the TV series "Weeds."

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A suburban mother charged with growing thousands of marijuana plants worth millions of dollars was freed on $500,000 bond on Monday despite a federal magistrate judge's misgivings about her finances and about the friends who stepped up to co-sign for her.