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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:32 PM
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Police hand pounds of pot back to guy
Medical marijuana patient gets pounds of pot back
By LEVI PULKKINEN
SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF

Most folks go their entire lives without having a police officer hand them pounds of pot.

Matthew Zugsberger isn't one of those folks.

On Wednesday, Zugsberger saw the first portion of the 11-plus pounds of marijuana seized from him in February returned by Kent Police. Included in the bunch, he said, was a quarter pound of hashish of which Zugsberger remains quite fond.

A Californian with a prescription for medical marijuana, Zugsberger was arrested with his girlfriend at a Kent pharmacy after a police canine found the pot and a scale in the trunk of his car. In a claim not supported by police statements, Zugsberger says investigators accused him of hoping to import pot from Canada.

"They kept saying that I came to Washington to buy pot out of Canada," Zugsberger said. "Why the hell would I buy pot from Canada if I have a field of it in my backyard?"

more:

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/410250_pot16.html
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Lagomorph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:45 PM
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1. There's something you don't see every day...nt
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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:12 PM
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2. pot should be legal anyway. n/t
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VladPutin Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:40 PM
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6. I have been seeings documetaries on CNBC.....
....about how pot is legal and grown openly in northern California. Is it as open as they portray?
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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:23 PM
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8. i'm not sure, but it shouldn't even be an issue.
i grow tomatoes openly, and nobody cares. pot should be the same.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:21 PM
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3. The times, they are a'changing
Let's hope this starts a trend.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:22 PM
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4. If he's a Californian, wouldn't it just be easier to go to Humboldt County than to Canada?
Hell, it's even in the beer there......

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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:27 PM
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5. The for-profit prison industry must be sweating the change that's coming.
Without William Randolph Hearst and Harry Anslinger types to whip up hysteria against "teh evil weed" and maintain the draconian war on marijuana, they're looking at a declining prison population and severely reduced future profits.

Perhaps Medicare 4 All will include a strong mental health provision and they can fill those facilities with Hatriots, Teabaggers and Birfers.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:26 PM
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9. that's the best idea I've heard in a LONG time!
Dave?

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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:54 PM
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10. 'Dave's not here, man...'
:rofl:

I even said that one out loud when I saw your quote!
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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:17 PM
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7. Useless thread w/o pics.
;)
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 08:30 PM
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12. ..
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Trillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:55 AM
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11. I never thought I'd read about that.
Good.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 08:32 PM
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13. From the title, I thought this was going to be an Onion piece
:)
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