Marijuana seizure angers advocates

May 29, 2004

Associated Press, The Register-Guard

PORTLAND - Clackamas County sheriff's deputies seized 110 marijuana plants this week from a greenhouse in Woodburn, despite the growers' objection that the plants were authorized under Oregon's medical marijuana law.

Shawn Flury of Oregon Green Cross said he is certain of his right to grow marijuana, and plans to replant his crop.

He said he is collecting plants from other medical marijuana groups around the state and hopes to have plants in the ground as quickly as possible.

He said the group serves about 35 patients who depend on a free ounce of marijuana twice a month to ease their ailments.

However, sheriff's officials say they seized the plants from the group's rented greenhouse on South Elliott Prairie Road because the operation lacked the documentation needed to grow that many plants.



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