Tulare Judge Give Man his Pot Back

April 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Tulare County man who was recently acquitted of marijuana charges will get all his pot back from authorities. Sixty-one-year-old Richard Daleman was found not guilty of growing and selling marijuana in a trial that ended in March. At the time, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Darryl Ferguson ruled that authorities should return just six of the 12 pounds that were confiscated when he was arrested by sheriff's deputies in December.

But Daleman argued that his doctor's recommendation said he could possess six "processed pounds," excluding the parts of the plant he doesn't use.

In a decision Wednesday, Ferguson ordered all 12 pounds of the marijuana be returned to Daleman, saying all of it was "reasonably related" to his medical needs.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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