May Set to Recover Medical Marijuana Supplies from DEA
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2004
MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT TO PICK UP GROW EQUIPMENT FROM D.E.A. TOMORROW AT 1:00 P.M.
DENVER -- Dana May, a chronically-ill medical marijuana patient, and his lawyer Robert J. Corry, Jr., will pick up May's marijuana growing equipment seized by the DEA earlier this year. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) earlier said this is the first time in history that the federal government has returned marijuana growing equipment it previously seized.
[Editor's note: I heard a claim that the DEA returned growing equipment at least once before in Colorado, but I have not had a chance to discover if this claim is correct -- Ari Armstrong]
"This is an historic day, and a victory for limited government and the will of the people," said May's lawyer, Robert J. Corry, Jr., who had filed a lawsuit on May's behalf under Colorado's Amendment 20, which passed in the 2000 election.
"I look forward to once again having a solution to my pain," said May, a married father of three, who suffers from extreme pain from a 1995 work-related accident. Mr. May had a physician's recommendation and a State-approved license for medical marijuana after every other prescription failed to resolve the pain.
Corry commended the U.S. Department of Justice in reaching a speedy settlement in the lawsuit, one day after the case was filed, saying "we may be seeing a major change in how the federal government treats medical marijuana cases. I hope this trend will continue in favor of compassion and of patients like Dana May who have broken no state laws."
WHAT: Dana May and his attorney, Robert Corry, Jr., will pick up medical marijuana growing equipment from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
WHEN: 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 2, 2004.
WHERE: Federal Center, Main Gate on Kipling at 6th in Lakewood.
Robert J. Corry, Jr.