Alternet:15 Million Americans Have Been Arrested Because Pot Is Illegal – When Will Our Dumb Marijuana Prohibition Be Overturned?October 20, 2010
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Article by Steve Elliot over at tokeofthetown.com/ about a 52 year old man who lives in Weatherford, Texas that is going to use medical necessity as a defense after being arrested for growing his own medicinal cannabis. His physicians had full knowledge of this man’s use and supported it, but due to our backwards drug laws he’s being prosecuted as a criminal. Last year in Amarillo, a jury only took 11 minutes to find a patient not guilty when given all the facts about his medicinal need. Let’s hope David Sloane, the man’s attorney, is able to successfully defend this peaceful, elderly gentleman who just wants his medicine
“A 52-year-old Texas man will use medical necessity as a defense after police found one marijuana plant and 1.5 ounces of cannabis at his home on September 30, according to his attorney. The man smokes marijuana to alleviate his suffering from diabetic neuropathy with severe symptoms including chronic pain and insomnia.
The detectives told the man they had received a tip that he was growing marijuana on the premises. After finding the growing plant and the dried marijuana, officers arrested the man for marijuana possession. Whether the case will be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony will be decided depending on the dried weight of the cannabis seized.
The man, who lives in Weatherford, Texas, uses marijuana with the full knowledge and support of his physicians, who claimed they could not provide him with the synthetic substitute, Marinol, because it was heavily regulated and reserved for cancer and HIV patients.”
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