Man Seeks Dismissal Of Medical Marijuana Charges, Citing New Federal Protections

January 21, 2015 7:16 PM

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A Washington man who, like his family, faces years in prison if convicted in a high-profile federal case over growing marijuana, says the feds should drop their case because it conflicts with new medical marijuana protections contained in the recently enacted $1.1 trillion federal spending bill.

In a brief filed last week on behalf of Larry Harvey -- a 71-year-old man who grew marijuana with his family on the property of their rural Washington home, for what they say was their own medical use -- attorney Robert Fischer argues that the federal case against the Harvey family undermines Washin...

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