Couple won't be charged for marijuana grown to treat illness
Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 9:02 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 9:02 a.m.
PARRISH, Fla. — Manatee County prosecutors have declined to press charges against a 64-year-old man who cultivated marijuana plants to treat his wife's illness.
Robert Jordan's home was raided by law enforcement in February, after receiving a tip that there were two marijuana plants growing in their back yard.
Jordan's wife, 62-year-old Cathy, has used marijuana for years to control the symptoms of Lou Gehrig's disease.
The Herald-Tribune reports that the State Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that it believes a medical necessity defense would hold up in court.
The couple has also asked state lawmakers in Tallahassee to pass a medical marijuana law.
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