Police Return Medical Marijuana

Police Return Medical Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on August 29, 2005 at 12:53:54 PT
By Felix Doligosa Jr., Rocky Mountain News
Source: Rocky Mountain News
Colorado -- Along with feeling redemption, Timothy Haas was also feeling queasy today as he picked up a plastic bag containing half an ounce of marijuana at the Denver Police Department. "I just want to go home and lie down," Haas said. "The marijuana will calm me down." Denver police returned the marijuana to Haas after authorities confiscated the drugs a month ago. Haas is prescribed to use medical marijuana for post traumatic syndrome and post concussion syndrome.
He suffered the ailments when he was attacked with a bat and stabbed three times in an attempted robbery at his wine business in 2001. Haas started using medical marijuana to deal with the pain three years ago. In late July, Haas said he was stopped for a security check at Denver Health Medical Center when he visited his brother who was in an automobile accident. Haas showed his medical papers to police when they found marijuana in his backpack. The drugs were taken away and Haas was never charged. Robert Corry Jr., Haas' attorney, said he had threatened to file a lawsuit if the marijuana was not returned to his client. The two were happy after leaving the police department. "This shows Colorado's medical marijuana program is alive and well," said Robert Corry Jr., Haas' attorney. "He wishes he didn't have to go through a lawyer to get it back." Colorado is one of 10 states to allow people with certain medical conditions to use and grow marijuana with a doctor's approval. Haas said the marijuana helps him deal with his muscle spasms and the constant vibrations he feels in his spine from his injury. "I'm the voice for all the terminally ill and legitimate marijuana users who can't get out of bed," Haas said. "It's the last thing a terminal man wants to go through."Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News (CO)Author:  Felix Doligosa Jr., Rocky Mountain NewsPublished: August 29, 2005Copyright: 2005 Denver Publishing Co.Contact: letters rockymountainnews.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #8 posted by billos on August 30, 2005 at 03:48:49 PT
even more disturbing is when cannabis is referred to as a "Dangerous Narcotic"That really gets me.
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Comment #7 posted by E_Johnson on August 30, 2005 at 01:54:54 PT
Stevens reminds one of those Michael Jackson jurors who said they wished they'd voted to convict.
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Comment #6 posted by ekim on August 29, 2005 at 18:59:56 PT
if interested site is 
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 On radio stations KRAI 93.7FM and 102.3FM, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Speaker Judge John Kane discusses illicit crystal methamphetamine use with Moffat County Sheriff Buddy Grinstead. Judge Kane has been a United States District Judge since 1977 and has seen first hand the devastating effect on the entire judicial system, both civil and criminal, that America's war on drugs has created. Judge Kane and Sheriff Buddy Grinstead are sure to provide an interesting discussion into methamphetamine use and the war on drugs in general. 
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Comment #5 posted by The GCW on August 29, 2005 at 18:44:39 PT
Gained respect.
Police; Denver Police just made an important step toward gaining a new level of respect from citizens.Heart.There are problems.Cannabis is not one of them.Who ever is responsible for this decission at the Denver Police department:Thank You,We love You.
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Comment #4 posted by mayan on August 29, 2005 at 18:17:32 PT
Justice Stevens
He now regrets the eminent domain ruling and the Raich ruling...Justice Weighs Desire v. Duty (Duty Prevails)
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on August 29, 2005 at 15:42:29 PT
WAMM Guest House
I just found this link in an e-mail I received. What a wonderful idea. I thought some here might want to check out the link.
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Comment #2 posted by Max Flowers on August 29, 2005 at 15:37:51 PT
The drugs were taken away and Haas was never charged.What drugs? We're talking about some dried flowers, correct? "Drugs" is like, Oxycontin or cocaine or something like that. I hate when "journalists" perpetuate stereotypes and refer to cannabis as "drugs."
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Comment #1 posted by ekim on August 29, 2005 at 13:31:26 PT
need a smile
ck out counter and decription of viewer at bottom of the page.
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