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Jury acquits grower who cited medical need for marijuana (FL)

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Jury acquits grower who cited medical need for marijuana

 

By Rafael Olmeda Sun Sentinel

3/2/2015

 

It worked.

 

For the first time in Florida history, a Broward jury acquitted a marijuana grower after finding he has a medical need for the illegal drug.

 

Jesse Teplicki hid nothing from the detectives who showed up at his Hollywood home two years ago acting on a tip that he was growing pot on the premises. And he hid nothing from the jury on Thursday when he took the stand at his criminal trial, even admitting that he smoked a marijuana cigarette earlier in the day to treat the nausea and suppressed appetite that had been plaguing him for decades.

 

Teplicki is the first defendant in Florida to argue medical need in a marijuana case. The jury of four women and two men deliberated for less than an hour before returning its verdict.

 

"You saved my life," a tearful Teplicki told three jurors who stayed in the courtroom after they were discharged by Broward Circuit Judge Michael Ian Rothschild...................

 

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-marijuana-medical-need-verdict-20150302-story.html


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