Thursday, December 20, 2007

Colorado Judge Orders Police to Return Marijuana

So this is pretty cool. Not only has a Colorado judge ordered police to return 71 marijuana plants and growing equipment to a former U.S. Marine and licensed medical marijuana grower, it looks like the former Marine could be able to seek damages if the plants are not returned in good condition.
A Colorado judge ruled Wednesday that police should return dozens of marijuana plants to a former Marine and 1991 Persian Gulf War veteran who is a licensed medical marijuana user.

Aurora, Colorado police raided Dickes' home in April and seized plants growing in his basement. He was handcuffed, arrested and charged with a felony count of cultivating marijuana, which carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison. But last week, prosecutors dropped the charge after confirming that Dickes is licensed to grow the plants under the Colorado state medical marijuana laws that voters approved in 2000.
Makes sense to me. Basically this guy had his medicine stolen from him. Seems like the police should have checked to see if he was a licensed medical marijuana grower before they kicked in his door, arrested him, and stole all his pot. I guess they don't cover that in police academy.

6 comments:

John said...

First of all I'm strongly against the marijuana. But in this kind of cases it is advisable to refer everything before take any action.
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devlin said...

I agree. i also think that MJ can lead to addiction of the drug itself as well as move addictive personalities onto stronger drugs... marijuana addiction research

jd said...

wow, you guys know nothing about marijuana. it's habit forming, like biting your nails or watching tv. No, it doesn't lead to harder drugs. I've used harder substances BEFORE smoking and just stuck with smoking. It's relatively harmless and you cannot overdose on it. It could also replace about 25% of pharmaceutical drugs on the market.

worldpeace said...

Yeah..Me too. I also against marijuana. Actually, it's also the same as smoking. So, stop smoking first, than you can avoid marijuana

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo!! A rare victory in the war on drugs!!! I hope this poor ex-marine gets every penny that's coming to him.

I am saddened by the 3 posts that demonstrate the lack of knowledge the general population has about marijuana. It is NOT chemically addictive like caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol. It is NOT a gateway drug. There is NO possible way that you can smoke enough to OD on it. And as jd said, marijuana has many health benefits and medical uses. It may even cure cancer one day(if the government ever allows the research)...

allysa said...

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