Pot was for medical use, arrested grower says

September 21, 2005

Associated Press, Arizona Central

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. - Pot grower Thomas Wease says he's a victim of bad advice.
Authorities in Nevada City, Calif., report they seized about a ton of pot that Wease was growing for medical reasons.

Wease says he called the sheriff's office to find out just how much pot he could grow. Wease says he would have taken a machete and chopped down the excess weed himself, had somebody told him to do so.

Wease says he has a doctor's marijuana recommendation for his bad back. He adds he was also growing the weed for more than 20 other medical marijuana users. Wease was busted on suspicion of illegal cultivation and possession for sale.

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