Emeryville pays $15,000 to medical pot user to settle lawsuit

April 12, 2006

Associated Press , KESQ -TV (Palm Springs)

The city of Emeryville has paid 15-thousand dollars to a medical marijuana user to settle the man's lawsuit accusing police of illegally seizing his pot plants.James Blair of Emeryville said police refused to return 30 full-sized marijuana plants and equipment including lamps and air filters that were seized in a December 2003 raid.

 

Prosecutors dropped criminal charges against Blair, who uses marijuana legally to alleviate pain from a neck injury.

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