LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas medical marijuana patient who was accused of preparing to sell drugs has been acquitted of two felony drug charges.
KLAS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1goOyL6 ) that 65-year-old Stephen Ficano was arrested in October 2012 after police watched him grow marijuana openly in his backyard.
Police say they found 67 marijuana plants, approximately 24 pounds of marijuana, 26 guns and nearly $52,000 in cash when he consented to the search of his home. At the time, medical marijuana patients in Nevada were legally allowed to have up to seven plants and one ounce of marijuana.
Dr. Ivan Goldsmith gave Ficano a waiver stating that the man’s condition required a larger quantity of the drug.
The Clark County District Attorney says a medical waiver does not relieve a patient from legal responsibility.
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Information from: KLAS-TV, http://www.klas-tv.com
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