Jury to decide Las Vegas medical marijuana case
August 25, 2005
Associated Press, KRNV (Reno)
It will be up to a Las Vegas jury to decide whether a 34-year-old licensed medical marijuana user was acting within his rights when he grew and sold the drug to about 50 other licensed users.
Authorities say Pierre Werner is a drug dealer. A judge this week set a February trial date.
Werner operates Primary Caregivers and Consultants, a company he says helps severely ill people fill out paperwork, find a doctor and grow the marijuana they need.
Werner is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
Authorities say they found more than three dozen marijuana plants at his home.
Under Nevada law, a person licensed to use medicinal marijuana is allowed to possess, deliver or produce only one ounce of usable marijuana and seven total marijuana plants.