WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – In a situation a person Kansas choose says is unparalleled, a Colorado person dwelling in Wichita, would like the Kansas Freeway Patrol to return his health care marijuana that was confiscated for the duration of a 2019 site visitors cease.
Paul Johnson states he was being in Wichita when he requested a mate returning from Colorado to carry him a bag complete of clothes he’d remaining there. He suggests that friends grabbed the incorrect bag. As a substitute of outfits, it was loaded with 6.5 kilos of cannabis. On the trip back, his friend was pulled more than by Kansas Highway Patrol and billed with possessing the drug. Johnson later claimed the marijuana was his and his friend was convicted of a lesser criminal offense…but Johnson claims no just one need to be billed with a criminal offense because he obtained the marijuana lawfully, and he would like it again.
“I want my medicine back again,” Johnson claimed even though sitting down at a booth within a Wichita juice bar. “Which is my medicine. Give it back again.”
Johnson suggests he broke his back in a critical car accident in 1994. Given that then, he suggests the agony he experiences is unbearable.
“It feels like barbed wire tangled all-around my back again all the time,” he claimed. “Which is what I stay with on a day by day foundation with this.”
Immediately after a whilst, Johnson states the classic means getting used to address his painn ended up carrying out extra harm than great.
“I was taken care of in the conventional way that we all are you know you go to the physician my back again hurts my back hurts my back hurts, they enhance your opioids and your muscle mass relaxers. And then you’ve got obtained steroid injections and all the things and I discovered no serious relief of any of individuals issues,” he defined.
Johnson turned to health care quality cannabis, something he acquired a prescription for in Colorado exactly where medical cannabis is authorized. The issue is Kansas, in which the marijuana was identified and confiscated by the highway patrol, is a person of 17 states in the U.S. exactly where medical marijuana does not exist, in accordance to Wichita attorney, Charley O’Hara.
“The legislation in the condition of Kansas suggests you can not have any cannabis for any purpose, time period, and that is the law,” O’Hara claimed.
O’Hara has no connection to the situation that will go just before a judge in Russell, Kansas on September 22. There, he strategies to explain to the courtroom, quite possibly for the first time in the state’s heritage, he expects the freeway patrol to return his cannabis.
Johnson states he thinks the cannabis has by now been destroyed and he’s symbolizing himself in the situation a lot more to make a statement that guidelines need to have to modify in the point out. Irrespective of the final result however, a statement will be built, as the choose in the case has said on document that the selection will established precedent for very similar conditions for a long time to come.
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