Oct 13, 2009 11:27 PM by John Romero
A Colorado Springs man says he feels liberated after medical marijuana he says was seized by police was given back to him. "I'm happy to get my medicine back." says Stephen Thomas, "But I wish the police would listen to people more when we tell them we are allowed to have the medicine." Thomas was arrested last December after Colorado Springs police found three mason jars of marijuana in a car he was in. He told police he was a licensed medical marijuana caregiver but the DA's office says Thomas didn't have the proper paperwork, so the marijuana was seized.
"This is a good day for Colorado's voters. This is a good day for Colorado's medical marijuana patients" says Thomas' lawyer, Denver based Robert Corry. Eventually the documents were produced and the case dropped. Tuesday the medical marijuana was returned to Thomas.
"This is how the law is supposed to work, where when somebody is encountered by law enforcement and they confiscate their medicine, it's supposed to come back to them." says Corry. Thomas is a licensed medical marijuana caregiver as well as a patient.