Medical Marijuana Users Going to Court
More than three dozen medical marijuana patients from across California filed motions in their respective county courthouses on Tuesday. They’re trying to get their marijuana back.
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
The motions claim that law enforcement agencies illegally seized the narcotic. One of the patients is Joyce Carbins of Kathy’s Valley in Mariposa County. I’m very happy to be signing my motion to make sure people understand that this is a medication and not a recreation. Proposition 215, passed by state voters in 1996, allows the use of marijuana for medical purposes. But patients say many law enforcement agencies are still going after them. During yesterday’s teleconference announcing the legal action, State Assemblyman Mark Leno pledged to work on changing that. I will be communicating with the California Narcotics Officers Association to redirect this culture of resistance, which is clearly in place right now. Law enforcement officials say they’re not trying to harass legitimate patients. But they say they’re working without clear guidelines. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.