Medical marijuana distribution trial starts in Las Vegas

August 10, 2006

Associated Press, KESQ TV (Las Vegas)

Trial is continuing in Las Vegas for a man accused of growing and keeping more marijuana in his home than allowed under a medical marijuana license.

35-year-old Pierre Werner is charged with possession with intent to distribute after police found 26 marijuana plants in his home in 2004.

 

He faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

 

Werner's trial started yesterday (Wednesday) in Clark County District Court. It's believed to be the first of its kind in Nevada.

 

State law lets licensed patients keep up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to seven marijuana plants. Only three plants can be mature.

 

Werner's supporters say he helps people in need by providing medical marijuana to the seriously ill.

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