Officers don’t have a problem with medical marijuana

May 11, 2007

Howard J. Wooldridge, Winona Daily News (MN)

As a retired police officer with 18 years of experience, I can assure you that my profession will have no problem enforcing a medical marijuana law in Minnesota. When the patient has a state-issued card, certifying that person as a medical marijuana patient, the officer who comes in contact with that patient and marijuana will simply not arrest, nor seize the marijuana.

This is the same concept that many states with concealed weapon permit use; for example, if the possessor of the pistol has a permit, we let them go. The possessor does not have a permit, we arrest them and seize the weapon.

This is not rocket science.

The majority of officers do not want to chase sick people.

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