Pubdate: Tue, 31 Jan 2012
Source: Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO)
Copyright: 2012 The Gazette
Author: Don McKay


What is wrong with the CSPD VNI and the D.A.? There is a difference, 
a huge difference, between a cancer patient growing medical marijuana 
for relief of leukemia symptoms and an illegal black market dealer. 
How can the "trained" professionals in Colorado Springs Police Vice, 
Narcotics, and Intel really be unable to tell the difference? It 
seems a shame that even the District Attorney's Office is also unable 
to discern the difference between the two.

Bob Crouse has leukemia and has had this terrible disease for some 
time now. Cancer patients are typically unable to work, and hence 
have little money. Given that, Crouse was growing this expensive 
medicine for himself in the privacy of his home, until last year, 
when Colorado Springs Police Vice decided to raid his house and 
destroy his garden.

I could see an issue if Crouse was selling baggies of green out his 
back door, but that is clearly not the case here. Seriously, what has 
happened to our society when the vice squad and district attorney can 
decide the best treatment for a cancer patient? I doubt that they 
could be that desperate for criminals that they need to pursue a 
cancer patient in order to get their prisoner count and conviction 
rate up. Is this one more case that CSPD screwed up and is now trying 
to cover its tracks with a forced plea?

As a side note, it has been publicly stated and documented that 
Crouse has reduced the number of cancer cells in his blood stream 
just from eating the doctor-recommended marijuana oil. Who wouldn't 
endorse that, excepting our D.A. Dan May and the Colorado Springs 
Police VNI department? It's a dark world we live in where police can 
impose their might and intimidation to supersede doctor's orders.

Don McKay

Colorado Springs
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