Police Confiscate Excess Marijuana

Police Confiscate Excess Marijuana
Posted by FoM on October 26, 2001 at 17:58:17 PT
By Tricia Schwennesen, The Register-Guard
Source: Register-Guard
Drug enforcement officers raided the home and garden of a medical marijuana grower this week and seized two guns and 20 pounds of harvested marijuana, a police spokeswoman said Thursday. The grower, Sharon Place, wasn't home at the time of the raid and has not been charged with any crime.The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act allows a medical marijuana cardholder to grow three mature, or budding plants, and four immature plants at a time. Three ounces of dried marijuana is the legal limit.
Place grows medical marijuana for herself, her two teen-age sons and another cardholder.The Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team searched Place's McKenzie River Highway property Tuesday morning, police spokeswoman Jan Power said.Officers found Place's sons, ages 15 and 18, home alone, and about 20 pounds of harvested bud marijuana in varying stages of drying, Power said.They seized most of the drying bud and left some plants behind, she said. INET reported leaving 12 ounces of dried marijuana, six grown plants and the trunks of several 6- to 8-foot plants that had been harvested, Power said."She was left with the legal amounts her medical marijuana card allows her to grow and have," she said.But Place said some of what police left behind is worthless for medicinal purposes - leaves and branches that don't carry the drug THC like the buds of the plant. "At least half of what they left was unusable stuff," she said.Place said police previously checked on her garden this season and told her she was acting within the law. "I just felt really assaulted," she said. "They'd been out there twice, checked things out and said everything was fine."A year ago, Place also lost her supply of medical marijuana when four armed men wearing masks broke into her Eugene-area home, held her two sons at gunpoint and stole her medical marijuana plants.Place said it's hard not to have an excess when you grow marijuana year-round. As with other crops, growers plant more than needed, expecting some of the crop to fail.She'd like to provide any extra marijuana to other cardholders who need it, she said."There's nothing in the law that allows you to, when you're harvesting, say, `OK, I have extra and what do I do with it?' " she said. "It's new to everyone. It's new to me."Source: Register-Guard, The (OR)Author: Tricia Schwennesen, The Register-GuardPublished: October 26, 2001Copyright: 2001 The Register-GuardContact: rgletters guardnet.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:Medicinal Cannabis Research Links Rule Tightens Stiffens Medical-Marijuana Rules
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Comment #5 posted by xxdr_zombiexx on October 27, 2001 at 07:18:54 PT
there is no such thing as "excess marijuana".
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on October 26, 2001 at 20:17:08 PT
p4me & GCW
I got this email this morning but haven't found an article about it yet. They sure are holding back on news. I've also been looking for an article because on CNN where they scroll below the page it said Jocelyn Elders wants marijuana treated the same as Alcohol. They kept scrolling it but no article! I'll keep looking or if someone finds one email it to me or mention it here.
GCW yes it is nice they left some. That's really good news.
Important E-Mail from Jeff Jones
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on October 26, 2001 at 19:50:56 PT
An interesting twist.
The great bust scene now has the kind officers leaving some behind. Think hard about that. Is this funny to any one else?
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Comment #2 posted by p4me on October 26, 2001 at 19:48:55 PT:
a related concern
I just listened to and the 420 Marijuana Headline News with Richard Cowan. The story was unbelievable and I will just mention in briefly because I am sure we can trust cannabisnews to bring us a more detailed coverage. Richard Cowan said "in a extraordinary display of brute force" thirty DEA agents seized the computers, files, bank accounts, plants, and medicine at the LA Cannabis Resource Center located in West Hollywood and left 1000 people without their medicine. The Center enjoyed the support of the community and has operated openly for years and even got help from the city in acquiring property.The good news I heard was that the Oakland CDC had filed suit over the states rights issue that George Dipsh** Bush said he would respect when he was campaigning for office. It is about time someone challenged the federal governments authority. The constitution I read says that all powers not specifically granted to it under the constitution belong to the state and I have not seen where the constitution gives the government the right to contol the plants we choose. It is just sickening.Vote all incumbents out all the way down to dog catcher. Out with the old and in with the new.
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Comment #1 posted by grassmike on October 26, 2001 at 19:04:19 PT:
she was stupid
She is lucky to be in a state that has legal medical marijuana and allows them to grow it. Maybe she should have stayed within the limits. She sure is lucky they did not charge her with a crime also. Of course that could change. I personally would be afraid to have 20 pounds of marijuana in my house for fear of being robbed or killed by people wanting to take it. Of course I believe she should be able to grow all the plants she wants, but she is so lucky to be able to use and grow MJ. Look at Canada. You are allowed to use it, but you cannot grow it and I do not think they have a way to legally buy it yet. I saw The DEA badge nest to the article, although I could not tell if it was the DEA involved or state authorities. I have to think that if the DEA were involved she would have been charged. All a minor detail in the big picture though.Has anyone been to and viewed the top 25 censored subjects of 2001. The #22 censored subject reads "U. S. Government Repressed Marijuana-Tumor Research." I have no comment on it. I just wanted to mention it to people that might have an interest in what the summary says. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. 
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