Guest post by Juan Miguel Rivas, Editor of AIR INK
$12,800 worth of weed was returned to its rightful owner by police in Maine, US, after it was found in the possession of a burglar.
The burglar, Aaron Pert, was initially pulled over by police for running a red light and, but in custody admitted to the whereabouts of the burgled cannabis plants. However, instead of chalking up another victory in the war on drugs, the police were forced to return the plants to owner Thomas Davis, who has a license to grow the drug for pharmacutical purposes.
In most cases if you are found with weed in the UK you are cautioned fined, or in America, where this exemplary story took place, you can be put in jail. The state pay $50,000 to keep convicts locked away in jail. There are more inmates in America locked up for minor drug possession issues than anywhere else in the world.
Davis has three patients, including himself
The police felt it was their duty to uphold federal law and return the $12,800 worth of medical marijuana to Davis. Not only did they feel they were in unchartered territory, they also felt that there was a lot at stake if they were to confiscate the weed, without giving it back.
Davis’s company will be set back a few months because of the theft, which damaged 85% of the crop yeild. Thomas Davis has three patients, including himself that he treats with medicinal marijuana.