Ruling Stands In Case Of NJ MS Patient Caught With Marijuana

TRENTON, NJ(AP) — New Jersey medical marijuana advocates are decrying the state Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the appeal of a multiple sclerosis patient who was busted for pot possession.

The court recently declined to hear John Ray Wilson’s case, letting stand a lower-court ruling and his five-year prison sentence.

Wilson claimed a lower-court judge erred when he wouldn’t let him tell a jury that he was using the marijuana he was growing at his Franklin Township (Somerset County) home to treat his disease.

An appeals court ruled last July that there is no exception that would let Wilson off the legal hook.

Under a state law, multiple sclerosis patients can qualify to use cannabis. But no legal marijuana dispensaries are operating yet in New Jersey.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. rrebold says:

    Ridiculous, assinine, are there more adjectives? Evidently prisons are to keep the lock big pharma has on its industry and to keep money flowing into law enforcement. Compassion, what’s that? Rapists often serve less than 5 years. Thomas Jefferson would roll in his grave knowing that grown men were chasing other grown men who are using house plants for medicine. Is this the US or the Middle East?

  2. pugphan says:

    This is a lot of BS; it’s bogus; it’s a Catch 22 sit, and the only reason it isn’t legal is because they can’t to control its distribution. As long as you can grow it at home it won’t be legal. Sad because so many people can benefit from its medicinal potential. smokersodysseycom

  3. John Halka says:

    How can these political appointed judges ignore the peoples rights and make these moronic decisions we need to get rid of the clowns and appoint regular people to these positions not flunkys for a corrupt unfair system.

  4. POLITICIANSSUCK says:

    ALL YOU MFER HOLIER THAN THOU POLITICIANS.YOUR MOTHERS ARE WHO RES AND YOUR SONS ARE F A GG OTS

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