Marijuana Law – Keyed to Mikos
County of Butte v. Superior Court
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David Williams, a qualified medical marijuana patient, belongs to a seven-member collective of medical marijuana patients who contribute money, property, and labor to the cultivation of marijuana. Each member receives an equal share of the produced marijuana. The marijuana was grown at Williams’ residence. When sheriffs came to Williams’ residence, without a warrant, Williams showed the sheriff that he and the other members had a medical marijuana recommendation by a physician. The sheriff, under threat of arrest, ordered Williams to destroy all but twelve of the forty-one medical marijuana plants. Williams complied. Williams brought suit on the grounds that the sheriff’s office violated state laws.
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